Files on Collaborate

Paul Brown paul.brown at
Sat Aug 28 09:35:35 BST 2021

On Saturday, 28 August 2021 06:28:24 CEST Ben Cooksley wrote:
> Hi all,
> This morning Sysadmin was informed by a member of the community that a
> substantial number of files had been removed from the shared "Community
> Notes" folder.


I apologise. I'm pretty sure that was me.

I use the Nextcloud desktop client most of the time and made the double 
mistake of moving (instead of copying) several files and folders (when I only 
wanted to copy one) using Dolphin. I must've distractedly selected a folder 
containing my _collaborate_ shared folder and then scrolled down so it was off 
screen, and then selected the file I really wanted to copy while holding down 
Ctrl . I have no idea what I was thinking.

I thought I had caught it in time when I realised something was not right and 
before any major damage was done. I killed the process and stopped the synch 
and even erased the account from the client so it wouldn't try and resume 
synching when I restarted the client. But clearly I was not fast enough.

Either way, I am deeply embarrassed and very sorry for the trouble I have 
caused and will be extra cautious from now on.

Paul Brown
Promotion & Communication


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