Shared drive between two operating systems both on Live Mesh RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've a shared "Data" partition used by both my Vista and my W7 operating systems.  There's a single directory in there that is attached to my live mesh that both OS connect to with live mesh as well as two other computers I use connect to with live mesh as well.  I went nearly a month without logging into my Vista OS on this machine and when I did it seems that it went and deleted everything that was added to the folder from my W7 and other computers since it was last connected!  I can't figure out why that behavior happened and am looking for some insight.  I HOPE that my work machine is turned off like I think it is so that I can remove it from the internet before booting into it and backing up my data tomorrow!
    Monday, July 6, 2009 6:02 AM


  • First of all, anything deleted from the drive should be in the Recycle Bin.
    Secondly, you should *not* point two operating systems or two use logins to the same folder as a Sync point, specifically for the reason that you encountered.
    I am hopeful that your other PCs were not online and that should save you from trying to do too much recovery.
    I also suggest that, once you recover the files, you make a copy of those files external to the Mesh. This is a beta and critical data without a safe backup should not be added to your Mesh as it can be lost if a bug is encountered.

    It would be helpful for you to also file a bug. If you are unable to find the deleted files, please note that in the bug as data loss is a serious concern that the Live Mesh team needs to look at - even if it happened due to the multiple OS to one Sync point that you set up.

    How to Submit Bugs and Live Mesh Logs


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Monday, July 6, 2009 3:58 PM