HFS+ drive access problems

Discussion in 'HFS for Windows' started by Gorgobert, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Gorgobert

    Gorgobert Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    my dual boot setup on my iMac worked well with the Paragon HFS+ driver for Windows 7, until a few days ago, problems started to arise. The result is that I can now read and write to the HFS+ drive, but for every file I save on it from Windows, there is an additional file created ("filename:zone.Identifier"). This seems to point to a problem with security policies and format / write problems, but my knowledge in this matter is very small. Also, and that is very annoying, I cannot install from setup files I stored on that drive. There is another complaint in this forum with a similar error. For example, if I try to install one of my favourite classic games, Tyrian, it fails with this message:

    "
    Error
    ShellExecuteEx failed; code 1203

    "
    And an info hinting on a networking issue. It is in German, but I try to translate:

    "The network path was not accepted by any network service provider"

    As mentioned, this started to build up a few days. Now I did a fresh install of my windows part,
    and prior to installing the Paragon HFS+ driver, I could see the drive read-only and access all files, even installing any program from the drive. But today, after I installed the Paragon HFS+ driver, my problems all came back. I cannot currently work hassle-free with the HFS+ drive.


    Dows anyone have a suggestion how to tackle this issue?


    Thank you for any effort,

    Gorgobert
     
  2. Gorgobert

    Gorgobert Registered Member

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    Forgot to specify, that the additional "zone.identifier" file is only created, when saving files with a browser; e.g. downloading setup files or images with Firefox or IE.
     
  3. Gorgobert

    Gorgobert Registered Member

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    update Feb-24:

    I have my system up an running again. Seems my internal HDD was slowly decaying with one of the signs being the above described symptoms. Now that I have reformatted the drive it is working flawlessly again. As I am not sure, what caused this situation - maybe a power loss or just a random error - I will monitor the behavior of the Paragon HFS+ for Windows software and report any findings.

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