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 PostPost subject: Windows Home Server Corrupts Your Stored Data        Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:47 am 
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December 26, 2007 (Computerworld) Microsoft Corp. has warned Windows Home Server users not to edit files stored on their backup systems with several of its programs, including Vista Photo Gallery and Office's OneNote and Outlook, as well as files generated by popular finance software such as Quicken and QuickBooks.

"When you use certain programs to edit files on a home computer that uses Windows Home Server, the files may become corrupted when you save them to the home server," Microsoft said in a support document posted last week.

The document went on to list the software, which includes Windows Vista Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, OneNote 2003, OneNote 2007, Outlook 2007, Microsoft Money 2007 and SyncToy 2.0 Beta. Others programs, however, may also corrupt files stored on a home server powered by Microsoft's operating system.

"Additionally, there have been customer reports of issues with Torrent applications, with Intuit Quicken and with QuickBooks program files," the document said. "Until an update for Windows Home Server is available, we recommend that [you] do not use the programs that are listed to save or to edit program-specific files that are stored on a Windows Home Server-based system."

Microsoft blamed the problem on a glitch within Windows Home Server's shared folders. The company said it had reproduced the bug and would post any new information to the document tagged as KB946676.

"Our development team is working full-time through the holidays to diagnose and address this issue," claimed an anonymous posting last Thursday to the Microsoft blog dedicated to Windows Home Sever.

Windows Home Server, which was unveiled nearly a year ago by Chairman Bill Gates at the Consumer Electronics Show, is a heavily modified version of Windows Server 2003 designed for consumers and small businesses. Hewlett-Packard Co. launched the first hardware powered by Windows Home Server, its $599 and $749 MediaSmart Servers, last month and is now shipping systems to customers.


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lol, this wasn't picked up during beta?

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Apparently they have managed to find the circumstances under which data is lost. According to this blog you need the following conditions to lose data:

a) The files need to be a few meg or more
b) They need to have an alternate data stream which is added only if the file is downloaded from the internet. (ie. when you download an EXE from the net with internet explorer, and it gives the extra security warning when you go and run it, this means it has this alternate data stream).
c) To have an alternate data stream you have to be using NTFS as your filesystem, so therefore it won't happen if you have a FAT32 drive.
d) You need Trend Micro Anti-Virus installed on your computer

I'm not sure what it's got to do with quicken, or torrent clients though :?

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