Windows 2012 same file different content


  • I have a Windows 2012 Standard on an HP Easy store NAS.  I have seen this happen a couple of times in 5 years but I am sure it has happened before but was not reported to me.  This server doesn't do anything but store files and a VM Host uses this NAS as storage.  The VM is not very resource intense.

    Someone will create or edit a file and save it to the server.  Then they will ask another user to open the file.  The 2nd user opens the file but the content will not be the content that user 1 sees for about 10 minutes or so.  Then after a certain amount of time, both users see the same file.  Also, user 3 can see the same content at user 1 sees. User 1 has Windows 8.1, user 2 has windows 7, and user 3 has windows 10.  This doesn't happen enough for me to see a pattern or to do very much on the side of troubleshooting.

    Any idea why this happens?


    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:54 PM

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  • Hi,

    >>Someone will create or edit a file and save it to the server.

    What are the kinds of files ?

    Did you WS 2012 mount local disk? How about create or edit a file in the local disk? Does it exists the same issue?

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:20 AM
  • WS 2012 is installed on the local machine.  The files have been Word Documents. This happens so infrequent that testing is almost impossible.  Everyday, hundreds of word documents are created and there are no problems.  This is just one instance in thousands that this happens.  Of course, it's the big boss that this happens to.

    I have created a document on the local machine and everything worked fine.

    This seems very isolated, just curious how this happens.

    Friday, May 18, 2018 6:01 PM