TechSpot

Nero 6 Users Beware!

By acidosmosis
Jul 31, 2003
  1. For those of you who have jumped on to using Nero 6, beware. There is a bug in Nero 6 that could wipe out your hard drive.

    Nero 6 contains a 'bug' that could delete your entire harddrive. The bug is introduced with the Nero 6 Recode project. Bug might even not be the correct word for it, it seems more that Ahead forgot to limit the feature to empty the destination folder for temporarily files.

    If this destination directory is set to the root of a disc (e.g C : \) and if the question: "Destination folder is not empty, do you wish to clear it" is answered with yes, all files will be deleted.
     
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Whoa! THAT WOULD SUCK. THANKS ACID (sorry for caps)

    Some one needs to put this on the Frontpage plz!
     
  3. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    Yea, really, I saw this and I know that a lot of people on TS have upgraded their versions of Nero so I wanted to make sure they knew about this issue. Would definately not be cool if your hard drive got erased unexpectedly in any case.
     
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Holy crap that would really piss me off. I was just getting ready to go take it off my computer once I saw the headline. I can deal with this problem, per say though. As long as I don't use it when I am not thinking and just hit "YES". Oh boy, I might remove it anyway, that would be totally scary. Or I guess I could just set it to another drive....Yeah I'll probably do that, but I still don't want to lose everything on that drive either.


    Man what a bunch of crap
     
  5. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    i think if you leave the folder on the default temporary folder and not change it to the root folder (i.e. "C:\") then it should be okay. i read that the problem had to do with the program nero recode. just in case i do something dumb, i'll stay away from that.
     
  6. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    There should be a patch out for that soon.

    Though, good warning.
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Well done, my young apprentice! ;)
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...