Cygwin: rm is actually move to Recycle Bin

This one really pissed me off. I installed Cygwin recently on an XP machine. All kinds of .cyg000(mumbo jumbo) directories started to show up, and I had no idea why. Then I got it: The rm command in recent Cygwin (versions > 1.7?) is “friendly”: Rather than unlinking the files, they are moved to a [...]

Thunderbird: Recovering corrupt address book

It all started with a blue screen (Windows, right?), which seems to have something to do with Firefox. Anyhow, after that crash Thunderbird told me it can’t open the abook.mab file, and hence my contacts are lost. Which means it won’t autocomplete email addresses as I type them, which I’m not ready to take. The [...]