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Windows 7: HELP! Entire Shared Directory erased after using XPM!


16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
HELP! Entire Shared Directory erased after using XPM!

I had XPM set up to share a directory which is on one of my partitions used by my Windows 7 host environment. I was running an application which was saving a file to a subdirectory in that directory. I noticed the file write time was taking way too long, but it eventually finished. When I checked in File Manager on the host side I saw that everything in the major directory was gone!. Thinking that maybe it was "masked" while I was using XPM, I exited out of that only to find everything still missing. I rebooted hoping maybe there was a delay in resyncing or something like that. No apparent luck.

Is there any way to recover?


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17 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm a little surprised that no one else has any comment on the problem, if not the solution. I used a couple of file recovery programs to get everything back, so that turend out okay. Well, that and having a two week old backup - still a couple of hundred files had to be recovered.

But am I the only one who's seen this sort of disk interaction when using a shared directory with XPM? I can say with great certainty that the files in that directory were gradually erased every time I did a file save to the same directory from within XPM (I could tell from the file write times and the timestamps of the deleted files).

Is it not possible to set up XPM to use part of a host disk?
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20 Jan 2010   #3

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The safe way would be to treat the XPM as a totally different host all together, and access host's SMB share (along with it's intricacies). That would freak out way less.

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20 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

So what I've described is a known possibility?
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20 Jan 2010   #5

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Honestly, I don't know... I never use the "predefined share(s)"... Is it a bug? Maybe...

zzz2496
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28 Jan 2010   #6

 

Tony, no this is not expected behavior and none of the Microsoft folks in this "event" have heard it before.

If it is something you are able to reproduce I'd like to get you to open a support case on this. I don't know where you're located, but we should be able to do this at no cost to yourself (just a different process depending on where you are). If you want to get in touch with me, I'm JamesOne [at] microsoft [dot] com
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30 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've figured out how to reproduce it. Will email.
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