Crashes and hangs when saving to shared folder

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Crashes and hangs when saving to shared folder

Postby aimlink » 18. May 2007, 00:37

I have XP installed as a Guest OS and have my Mac's documents folder as a shared folder.

Whenever I try to save a file that I'm working on directly to the shared folder, the guest OS often hangs and just now, actually crashed with the VirtualMachine restarting itself.

Turns out that the file was actually saved and intact, so that's a silver lining there. :)
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Postby achimha » 18. May 2007, 09:00

Which application do you use to save the file? How can we reproduce this problem?
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Postby aimlink » 18. May 2007, 12:44

Hmmm. It doesn't happen every time, but I've had the problem with PowerPoint. I remember that scary moment. I edited the file in my MacDocuments and then saved. PowerPoint hung in the save process. I couldn't kill it and eventually had to exit the VM and restart it. However, I didn't lose the file which was my fear.

Yesterday, I got a hang while converting a file to PDF using the PrimoPDF convertor. The first conversion went fine. The second one hung while the file was being saved to the shared folder.
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