Watch out! Homeserver can corrupt your files!

Posted by bink on December 23 2007, 5:25 AM. Posted in Windows Home Server.

When you use certain programs to edit files on a home computer that uses Windows Home Server, the files may become corrupted when you save them to the home server. Several people have reported issues after they have used the following programs to save files to their home servers:

Windows Vista Photo Gallery
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Microsoft Money 2007
SyncToy 2.0 Beta
Additionally, there have been customer reports of issues with Torrent applications, with Intuit Quicken, and with QuickBooks program files. Our support team is currently trying to reproduce these issues in our labs. Make sure that you have a backup copy of any important program files before you store these files on a system that is running Windows Home Server. How ironic, you buy Homeserver for centralised backup [:O]

This issue may occur because of a recently discovered problem with Windows Home Server shared folders and with certain programs.

Keep checking This KB for a fix:


Read Paul Thurrotts Blog post (at source) on this exact issue he experienced!