[Bug 802462] [NEW] Files are lost after moving to removable volume in Dolphin

Alexey Chernov 802462 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Jun 27 10:40:53 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

When moving files (i.e. Cut + Copy) to removable media using Dolphin
sometimes all the moved data is lost. It seems that it don't flush
buffers before unmounting the media. It's so dangerous bug as it's
unclear how to avoid it and there's risk to lose important data.

To reproduce:
1. Find a folder with thousands of small files. Please make a back up copy of it as it may be lost.
2. Insert a removable media, e.g. flash key.
3. Cut the folder from source, go to flash to mount it and paste the folder somewhere on flash drive. Notice that the operation took only fractions of second.
4. Unmount the flash right after the moving is over.
5. Unplug the flash drive and plug it again. Go to it to mount it.
6. Notice that there's no moved folder anymore, all the data is lost. You also can't revert the operation as Dolphin thinks that the data is on flash and can't find it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: dolphin 4:4.6.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jun 27 14:28:11 2011
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427)
SourcePackage: kdebase
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: kdebase (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386 natty

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