[PC-BSD Support] lost data trouble

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Thu Nov 6 18:05:51 PST 2008

t-u-t wrote:
> hi, i have a big and weird problem on 7.0.1 i386.
> i have 2 hard disks, one for pcbsd, and one new one for XP, split into 2
> ntfs partitions - one for windows and one to store
> all my files - music, videos, pics, etc ( so i don't lose them if i need to
> reformat windows.
> all of my files where still on my UFS volume where bsd is and i was moving
> them to the 2nd ntfs partition (from terminal).
> when i finished all files, i checked they were all there, on the right disk
> and even watched a couple of video files and
> unrar-ed an archive;  but when i rebooted into windows i couldn't see any
> files ( hidden or not). i rebooted back into
> pcbsd and still i can't see any files.
> the disk is still showing as 46% full with about 50gb used from about 119gb
> from both windows and pcbsd, but still i can;t
> see any files.
> any clues?
> thanks

That is rather strange. If you copied and then played them from the NTFS 
partition, they should have been there. Maybe ntfs-3g is borked somehow?

Did they have some special chars in them?



Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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