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    Caution on certain ZIP and backup programs

    In recent daze, I discovered that one must not take for granted that zip programs, or file-based backup operations are being done correctly.
    See http://www.standards.com/index.html?CreateFileFailure.

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    Re: Caution on certain ZIP and backup programs

    Should we move this to a software development board like VB/VBA? As your page does not discuss actual products, this doesn't seem like the best forum. Unless you are prepared to name names. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Caution on certain ZIP and backup programs

    <hr>...underlying cause is obviously a bug in the file system, and chkdsk not fixing the problem... <hr>
    The above is from your referenced link. If the problem as you perceive it is in the operating system this makes me wonder why you attribute this to un-named backup and compression programs; and, have you contacted Microsoft to report this Windows 2000 problem that you believe exists? Lastly, in a similar question as Jefferson has already asked, what do you hope to accomplish by posting the "statement" here in the Software forum?

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    Re: Caution on certain ZIP and backup programs

    it is a general issue affecting ALL software that opens files.

    For backup programs that are file based, Retrospect, at least in 6.5 avoids the problem.
    An older version of BUMP avoids the problem on backup, but messes up on restore.
    In particular it will affect a program such as Backup4All (I think that's the nam) that saves in zip format.

    Both Acronis True Image file-based backup and the file-based recovery in Ghost 10 have this problem, as do both zip programs I tested.

    I got quick response to my posting from one of the zip program tech supports.

    The fix is easy.

    If, and when, it gets done is another matter.

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