I installed a demo manually, using this tutorial:
Picking the executable from my /home/me/Downloads directory to do the install, and then changing the executable to the prefix (/home/me/GameDemo/demo.exe) to play the demo. Worked fine, all was well. And I must say that it’s nice to have a simple method to install things manually, even if it involves the weird executable-changing workaround. I don’t understand why Lutris doesn’t make that easy.
I played the demo, then I deleted the demo (Remove from library / Remove all data) and it deleted my entire Downloads directory instead of deleting the prefix directory. 200 GB worth of random files that I’d collected over many years.
So my first question is: What the hell?
My second question is: What the FUCK?!
My third question is: is there any way to get those files back? I don’t know how to undelete something like that. I doubt that it’s even possible. I’m still kind of in shock here, I’m sort of tingling all over.
My fourth question is: What the fucking hell!?