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Wierd file sharing problem

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    Wierd file sharing problem

    Due to daily problems in my Win8.1 32-bit setup, I decided to do a clean install of Win8.1 64-bit and switch to that.

    I have a 1TB drive, formatted NTFS, that I share between the two. I've been using this approach for years, sharing between different OS versions, without problems. Have even been using it in the last several months to share between Win 8.1 32-bit and Win10Tp 64-bit.

    Then yesterday, out of the blue, I discovered a situation in which I created a folder on that drive (in Win8.1 32-bit), added some files, and shutdown the PC around 1:30 PM. When I rebooted the machine around 7:00 PM and accessed the drive from Win8.1 64-bit, and went to open the folder -- it was not there!

    Suspecting this might be a problem with Directory Opus (although this has not happened in the past), I tried using Windows Explorer instead, and found the same problem -- no folder, no files (that I created previously).

    So ... I booted back into Win8.1 32-bit, checked the same shared drive -- and the folder, with all its files, were there!

    So ... I rebooted back into Win 8.1 64-bit, checked the same shared drive -- and still, the folder and files were absent.

    I worked around this problem by copy the folder and files to a USB stick from inside Win8.1 32-bit and then copying them to the shared drive from the same USB stick in Win8.1 64-bit.

    I remember reading something a long time about about turning on/of write-caching for NTFS filesystems -- but seeing how I have not run into this problem before, I am mystified as to what to do about it!

    Oh, and BTW, I ran CHKDSK on the filesystem twice -- and no errors were found. Also did a surface check using the Minitool Partition Wizard -- and no errors were found.

    Anyone have anything I can try that will "fix" this.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    Here is my guess:

    Because windows 8, by default, will save wth you were doing when you "Shut down", even the kernel, ram... to its location for increasing booting speed; plus the file caching will store the file in RAM then transfer them to HD when it feels fit so missing files on HD is heppend when you Shutdown

    - go to Device manager, right click the HD ->properties and uncheck the write caching
    -Power option/system setting (click the Choose what closing the lid does) -> uncheck Turnon fast startup
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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