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0005668Dwarf FortressTitle Screenpublic2012-03-17 23:282012-03-18 06:35
resolvedwon't fix 
0005668: Freeze on "start playing" after deleting entire "save" folder while DF is running
Continue playing is not affected.
Generate world, generate world, start playing, save fortress, go to main menu, delete "save folder", try to continue playing (OK - error message from DF), try to start playing, select (now deleted) folder - frozen DF.
has duplicate 0011189resolved Loci Choosing to start a game on a save file that has been deleted begins an accumulation of an endless amount of memory 
has duplicate 0010782confirmed lethosor Renaming/deleting unloaded worlds while the game is running and attempting to load them can lock up your computer 
Issue History
2012-03-17 23:28KogutNew Issue
2012-03-17 23:32KogutNote Added: 0021543
2012-03-18 03:15KogutNote Edited: 0021543bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0021543#r8051
2012-03-18 03:22KogutTag Attached: freeze
2012-03-18 06:35Logical2uNote Added: 0021550
2012-03-18 06:35Logical2uStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-18 06:35Logical2uResolutionopen => won't fix
2012-03-18 06:35Logical2uAssigned To => Logical2u
2019-12-11 13:35lethosorRelationship addedhas duplicate 0011189
2019-12-11 13:36lethosorRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010782

2012-03-17 23:32   
(edited on: 2012-03-18 03:15)
Small description tweak: you need to use one of modes (fort/adventure/legends) to freeze DF.

2012-03-18 06:35   
If you're messing around with game files while the game is running - especially deleting something DF then tries to load - this is not surprising in the slightest.