It’s okay to be in here. Appreciate the engagement from you both.
@trashrabbit We realize that the trash feature is not appreciated by some, but I can assure you that its effect, generally, has been an absolute lifesaver. Not only does it ensure that items are not deleted without a user explicitly confirming, saving many, many people’s data, but it has also allowed us to combat claims that odrive has deleted things when, in fact, it has been a different client, user, or some other set of circumstances.
odrive trash is not a design flaw and it is certainly not “broken and dangerous”. It is the exact opposite. It is a way for us to generally protect against data loss, which is one of our primary objectives and something we take extremely seriously.
Truth be told, I would prefer there to not be an option to disable odrive trash or make it automatic, but many people have requested this feature and we have obliged. In addition, we added notifications across all versions, so that users will know when a file has entered the trash and that they need to empty it. This is to mitigate the complaints revolving around being unaware that trash exists or forgetting about the trash feature.
We consider disabling trash, or having it empty automatically, to be an advanced feature; one that most users do not need to successfully use odrive. My recommendation is that it be left it in place for maximum data integrity.