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Worst Bug Ever

August 17, 2006

Long before I joined the Studio team there was a certain bug. Luckily, the bug never made it outside the confines of this building. It was in a developer-only build. It only had to rear its ugly head once, and it was immediately annotated the Worst Bug Ever.

Studio has to create temporary files in the process of transcoding or rendering your movies. Since a lot of space might be consumed, Studio lets the user determine which disk and which directory to use for the auxiliary files.

Worst Bug Ever

How nice.

Well, a certain manager set his Auxiliary Files folder to be the root level of C:\ drive. And after making a movie, he decided to clean up the files by clicking on the Delete button.

Can you see it coming?

That’s right. It deleted the auxiliary files on C:\ and it kept going. It deleted everything on his disk.

Yeah, once that bug was detected, it didn’t last long. It was one of the worst bugs ever, and one of the most expediently killed.