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Could be the "/Library", "/System/Library" and "/Users//Library" folders, but I doubt that it'll let you delete those. I also don't know which would be the worst.
 

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juggernaut911 said:
doesn't windows protect that folder from deletion?

you probably just read that theory on some mac forum

No, I just thought of it. And apparently, Windows doesn't do it's job right. I actually have deleted System32 on a computer before, and it did wreck it.
 

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Deleting system32 doesn't "destroy" the computer, just deletes files the operating system needs to boot. Unless Macs protect their system files from deletion, the same thing would probably happen.

Not hard to put a disc in and install another OS though.
 

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Law said:
Deleting system32 doesn't "destroy" the computer, just deletes files the operating system needs to boot. Unless Macs protect their system files from deletion, the same thing would probably happen.

Not hard to put a disc in and install another OS though.

Well, yeah, but what kind of error message is there?
 

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Blue Protoman said:
Law said:
Deleting system32 doesn't "destroy" the computer, just deletes files the operating system needs to boot. Unless Macs protect their system files from deletion, the same thing would probably happen.
Not hard to put a disc in and install another OS though.
Well, yeah, but what kind of error message is there?
Do it and find out.
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Blue Protoman said:
And apparently, Windows doesn't do it's job right. I actually have deleted System32 on a computer before, and it did wreck it.
Well you certainly must have gone a crazy roundabout way of deleting it if what you say is true...

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First, as you see, you cannot do it through explorer.
Secondly, files there are in use (obviously) and will need to be "unlocked", requiring the use of some specialized program.
Thirdly, some files there belong to the machine itself (which I think is the same as "local administrator"), which is has higher rights level than even the hidden administrator account, so you'd have to have a way to switch their ownership over to you.

So unless you did it on a machine before 2K/XP, you're lying about windows not doing it's job to stop deletion of that folder.
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Don't repeat things just because other people say them. Check info out yourself first.
Most of what everybody says about computers is bullshit, or hasn't been true in 10 years.
 

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yes you can. it's not as easy to mess up as in windows. deleting user libraries won't do anything because they regenerate. so do most files in the system library.
 

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this works on linux, so will probably work on a mac, type this into a terminal window.
Code:
sudo rm -rf /
you will need the password for mac though.

This will delete everything, well, until the kernel panics from deleting itself.

it is worth noting that on windows
Code:
rd /s /q c:
does something similar

Lastly, if you just want to crash a linux computer or a mac, try
Code:
:(){ :|:& };:
this continuously creates new processes.
 

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Blue Protoman said:
I just typed the following, saved it as a .bat file, and ran it.

@echo off
del c:\WINDOWS\system32
Hey, so did I! But it didn't work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lZo6dKQSBM

Big surprise? No, not to somebody that actually knows what they're talking about.
 

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