Nuked all of my video

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Nuked all of my video Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:58 pm • by mikejandreau
I wrote a bad rule that allowed Hazel to delete about 10TB of video.

I turned Hazel off after about 10 seconds of noticing what it was doing. But it kept running anyway. Why?

See screenshot here: https://take.ms/o0L9E You can see Hazel is "Stopped", but it still kept running the Rules against my directories.

I even paused all my Rules and it kept going. Just nuked years worth of content and I don't understand why.
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Re: Nuked all of my video Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:43 am • by Mr_Noodle
Stopping may not be immediate. It may take up to a full pass before it takes effect as Hazel tries to do so in a manner where things are not left in an inconsistent state. If it's a real emergency, I would suggest launch Activity Monitor and killing all Hazel processes there.
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Re: Nuked all of my video Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:43 am • by Mr_Noodle
Also, note that Hazel's rule do not delete files outright. If you had the files sent to trash, then you should be able to recover them there.
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Re: Nuked all of my video Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:32 am • by Yak_Forger
I came here to say this, your files, normally, shouldn't be definitely erased. Could you get them back?
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