w7 mess up my xp folder order

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i have 2 hard disks
    i have w7 on one hard disk
    in the second i have xp

    well when i boot w7 it messes up my xp folders order
    weird

    i mean for example a folder , i set with xp to be ordered by name , and view thumb

    i boot w7 , after when i boot xp this folder is not more orderrd by name and the view is different

    i have alway to reset the xp folders and re-order them

    is theree a way to avoid this?
    thanks
     
  2. Brian K

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    In Win7 Disk Management, remove the WinXP drive letter. Reboot. Does that fix it?
     
  3. mantra

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    it did
    but now w7 does see the xp partition
    xp did disapeared

    by the way i have to run the command diskmgmt.msc to run disk management

    in control panel there is not
     
  4. Brian K

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    I think that is ideal. Neither OS should see the other. This prevents cross talk. Your situation was cross talk. One example of cross talk is the Win7 or Vista restore points being deleted when the OS sees the WinXP partition.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926185

    In my main computer I have over 20 OS. When one is booted the others are hidden. So no cross talk.

    Does this work? Right click My Computer, Manage, Disk Management.
     
  5. mantra

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    yes it works
    great!
    thanks
    but i have some files in xp , that i would like to access :(
     
  6. Brian K

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    Make a partition and put data in the partition that you would like to see from each OS. So when Win7 is booted it sees Win7 and the data partition. When WinXP is booted it sees WinXP and the data partition.
     
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