Bug 14750 - Cannot create a project on a FAT32 Partition
Summary: Cannot create a project on a FAT32 Partition
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Project Model ()
Version: 4.1.10
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-14 06:46 UTC by Thomas Guzman
Modified: 2016-09-22 15:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Exception when creating a project on a FAT32 partition (110.70 KB, image/png)
2013-09-14 06:46 UTC, Thomas Guzman

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Description Thomas Guzman 2013-09-14 06:46:49 UTC
Created attachment 4880 [details]
Exception when creating a project on a FAT32 partition

Description of Problem:
When creating a project on a FAT32 partition, getting an error (see attachment).

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Create a new project.
2. Select a folder on a FAT32 partition.

Actual Results:
Throws an exception.
All files are correctly created, except the .csproj.

Expected Results:
Create the project as expected.

How often does this happen? 
Every time.

Additional Information:
It is possible to create the project on another partition, and move the created project on the FAT32 partition. This way there is no error, even when re-opening it.
Comment 1 Thomas Guzman 2013-09-14 09:21:47 UTC
Apparently, in addition to this, Xamarin cannot save files on a FAT32 volume.

Open a file on a FAT32 partition, modify it, save it. No error is thrown and apparently everything is alright.
But now close the file and re-open it. The modification has not been saved.

Thank you Xamarin, I've lost hours of work.
Comment 2 Thomas Guzman 2013-09-16 02:45:59 UTC
It appears to be lot of bugs when working on a FAT32 partition...
I'm not able either to open a Storyboard in Xcode, it fails saying "project.xcproj" not found, etc.

What's wrong ?
Comment 3 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2016-09-22 15:46:50 UTC
This is probably related to bug #38538.