A friend of mine is using Vista Premium.
Yesterday he could not access his Pictures folder that contained several subfolders using Q-Dir or using Windows Explorer.
When he deleted a shortcut (link) to Pictures folder which was in his Documents folder using Q-Dir, the following were deleted:
1. The shortcut to Pictures folder
2. The Pictures folder and all it subfolders.
3. The 'Recycled Items' icon on the desktop.
In Windows XP and in Vista deleting a shortcut should NOT delete the file or folder it points to, only the shortcut file should be deleted!!!
Details: Q-Dir is approximately on month old.
Vista Premium SP1 is the system he is using.
I managed to restore the the Recycled Items icon on the Desktop and to restore all the Pictures subfolders from the 'Recycled Files.'
Thanks for the tip.
I Will check this
and repair in next version.