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Offline waltari

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HFS was not ablöe to save settings, now all gone
« on: May 20, 2008, 06:08:41 AM »
Hello,

 after weeks (or months) of operation if just reported that it is unable to save settings (etc) and restart.

Seems that computer diskspace was 0 bytes :D But I did not check it before restarting HFS, ir reported of saving data into Registry, but guess what registry was on same disk.

That was our fault, but if it is just possible to add some failsafe into this that HFS could try to save information on secondary locations if available???

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Re: HFS was not ablöe to save settings, now all gone
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 08:28:31 AM »
HFS is a great program but fixing a problem resulting from lack of disk space caused by human error or poor computer management is not one of them.  Doesn't your windows warn you of low disk space long before it happens?
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Re: HFS was not ablöe to save settings, now all gone
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 08:47:12 AM »
HFS is a great program but fixing a problem resulting from lack of disk space caused by human error or poor computer management is not one of them.  Doesn't your windows warn you of low disk space long before it happens?

I agree.

It's impossible to warn a user of "every possible error".

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Re: HFS was not ablöe to save settings, now all gone
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008, 04:48:59 AM »
a system disk should always have few megs, because a lot of software doesn't handle correctly such situation.

from build #186 (to be published) there will be a new saving routine that should avoid such problems.
any saving will overwrite the existing file only after the operation is completed successfully.
with such method, you would have lost only settings changed from the last save.