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Old 12-19-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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Data Loss.


Ok, so i am doing a course at college, and i am using tuxcards to take notes.
The problem arose today when i opened up the xml file that that my notes are stored in ( it is stored on an NTFS nas mount ), everything was fine at first, all the data was there. i closed that down, and opened up an older xml file that had much less data, decided i no longer needed it and deleted it. i opened up the newer once again, which was suppose to have all the data i needed, only to find that it was a clone of the 'deleted' one ( ie it had no data ). So i checked the recycler of the NAS, found the document that had the correct data, and restored it. but once i restored it, it didn't have all the data i needed, it was the old document with no data. so i went back to the recycler again, found the correct document and changed the document name ( as i thought it was a bug ), but as soon as i changed the name, it reverted to the xml file with very little data in it. i have no idea why this has happened, i made 2 backups, and it happened to both.

1. why did this happen? can i pinpoint the problem?
2. is there anyway to recover the original document on an NTFS volume?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 01:43 PM   #2
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The first thing that springs to mind is "case". ntfs isn't
case sensitive, and when you shuffle files about they (I think)
lose case ... if their names are similar but not identical,
maybe ... ?
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:51 PM   #3
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Hello together,

referring to case-sensitivity of NTFS I found this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/100625/en-us
I was suprised about this.
So far I was only aware that Windows is case-insensitive when dealing with network-pathes (UNC-pathes).

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Old 12-20-2010, 06:08 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, it's not a.. uhm.. case of case?? although i did manage to find another copy, i would still like to resolve this issue.
I use all lower case when naming files or creating directories. even if it were case, it wouldn't explain why deleting a completely different file would cause another file to change. the second time round, i simply changed the name from notes.tuxcards to notes, and the file completely changed. i checked the entire directory and there was nothing of significance to be found.
 
  


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