When using the inbuilt CVS perspective in PE IDE, if you select a current
directory under which to check out - instead of a new subdirectory - the IDE
will happily download the module into that directory and completely wipe the
current contents of that directory.
It does not use the recycle bin.
I aimed it at My Documents. I am still crying.
I am very upset at this seemingly ridiculous aspect of the program.
(BTW, I am a software engineer, so I don’t make backups)