Bug report #14583
Data directory pollution with 0 or 1 files without extension
|Affected QGIS version:||2.14.0||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Windows||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||fixed/implemented|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||22554|
QGIS created 0 and 1 files without extension in QGIS / bin (what purpose?).
If we start QGIS from a QGS file or other extension associated with QGIS. These files are created in the launch directory ( data directories are polluted)
#3 Updated by Maximilian Krambach over 5 years ago
The issue in #14517 leaves the "1" file in whatever directory QGIS is started from, whenever the toolbox is used (In the other bug thread I just started qgis from a strange location, but I checked for the offending files and they're in every directory recently used with qgis)
Could you delete the file while QGIS is running, use the toolbox (just typing a letter in the search) and check if it reappears? If so, it's probably the same bug, which seems to be fixed for the next version.