Ticket #9276 (reopened defect)
If editing a file in a shared folder (folder on the host) from the guest, file is not terminated properly and corrupted.
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Using Windows guest and on Windows host. If I open a shared folder (file resides on host, and is a shared folder on guest) and edit a text file (on the guest), if I shorten the file and re-save, the file is not terminated at the new shorter length.
In other words, I open up a shared folder (folder from host) text file from the guest in a text editor. Let's say the file looks like this:
111111 222222 333333 444444 555555 666666 777777 888888
Now I remove some stuff to make it smaller:
111111 222222 333333 theend
and re-save the file (overwrite original).
Now I close the file and re-open it (either in guest or host). It will read something like
111111 222222 333333 theend 555555 666666 777777 888888
It has not terminated the file at the shortened length and now I've got a corrupted file. If I do this with a networked folder rather than a shared folder, it works fine. (Even with same folder/file.)
I notice you just updated to 4.1 and I am still using 4.0.12, but I can tell you this is a long-standing bug and has been that way for several versions at least (or forever as far as I know). I have not tested this on Linux guests or hosts.
- Status changed from closed to reopened
- Resolution fixed deleted