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They try to warn you, but the warning message doesn't make any sense, unless you already know what it's trying to say.

   "An item you recently removed from your Google Drive folder has been moved
   to your trash on drive.google.com.

   This item is just a link. If you empty your trash on
   drive.google.com, this item will be permanently deleted."
See how the meaning of the phrase "this item" actually changes from one sentence to the next?

You can't actually write a decent warning message, because if you did, it would sound so ridiculous, you would never actually be able to live with it.

   We noticed some files have been removed from your Google
   Drive folder.

   We can't tell the difference between you moving files
   from your Google Drive folder to another folder on your
   hard drive, and you simply deleting files from your
   Google Drive folder.

   We're going to guess that you performed a delete, and so
   we've also moved the actual document, which is stored in
   the cloud, to your Trash folder on drive.google.com.

   If you actually moved files out of your Google Drive
   folder to another folder on your hard drive, you might
   think that file you have on your computer is a copy of
   the source material. Alas, it is not.

   Please understand that file you may have on your
   computer right now is just a link to the item in the
   cloud, which is currently sitting in the Trash. You
   DO NOT actually have a copy of item itself on your hard
   drive.

   If you empty your trash in the cloud, you will be
   permanently deleting the only copy in existence of this
   item.
LOL...

Make it as as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Conflating hyperlinks with the actual content to the point where deleting the hyperlink causes the content to move to the trash is nonsensical.




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