Captain Ned wrote:
Ugh. When will feckless gerbils just learn to stop believing they're smarter than the Windows developers when it comes to the internal workings of Windows?
Calm down there, John Wick - nobody here shot your dog.
Windows screwed the pooch itself and was unable to self-correct, both options suggested (using linux to delete the corrupt folder, or tuning off the recycle bin to release it from Window's deathgrip) seem like a low-intrusion method that in no way involve tampering with the internal workings of Windows. It's not as if someone's poking around in the registry and these are automatically-created folders that will be recreated if the recycle bin is enabled with the folders absent.
I would figure it's not great for a global moderator to go accusing people of being feckless when it's not obvious who it's aimed at or even why that insult is even being thrown around in the first place.
Secondly, I would not hold Windows developers to such a high standard either. Many of us on these forums spend our day job (for decades) fixing the decisions of those feckless* Microsoft employees.
* - literal, correct, and empircally-backed application of the word.