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Suddenly cannot delete files on NAS drive on a peer to peer network

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I have an 8 user peer to peer network, all on XP Pro or home with a Buffalo Linkstation NAS and Linksys WRT54GS router.  We are using updated Zonealarm Security Suite.  Data files have been kept on the Buffalo drive for around 2 years with no problems.  Started noticing problems with saving Wordperfect files 2 days ago.  The files would be corrupted with a 0kb file size after saving.  Other applications (Word 2002, Quattro Pro) can save properly.  I can't delete thses corrupted files or any other files on the drive now.  I get "Cannot delete 'file'. Access is denied. Make sure disk is not full or write-protected and the file is not currently in use".  I have also noticed in Autocad, I have to save the files using the 'Save As' command.  If I use the 'Save' command I get a message stating "Unable to save drawing file.dwg.Drawing saved to file.tmp"

No changes have been made that should affect access to this drive.  I have carefully gone through the setup of the Buffalo drive.  It is open with no security, users or groups.  I have run the disk scan utility on the drive and have verified this problem on at least 4 of the pc's, both wired and wireless.  

Any help is appreciated.

Tracy
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You should have a disk check function on the NAS. You should find this under "Disk Maintenance" in the web config.
Try that - and see if it makes a difference.
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I have already run the thorough disk scan, did not help.
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I take it that the disk is formatted as XFS?
Anyway - I would recommend copying all the required data off - and format the disk.
Then copy the data back.

If this doesn't help - then you might have a hardware problem - and the data is not safe being kept on this disk.
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That would have been my next step.  I updated the firmware on the Buffalo drive and that took care of the issue.  Thanks for your suggestions.

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Glad that you got it resolved.
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