N/APosted on - 05/16/2013
Consider a file system where a file can be deleted and its disk space reclaimed while links to that file still exist what problems may occur if a new file is created in the same storage area with the same absolute path name?
What problems may occur if a new file is created?
There are a number of problems that can occur, especially the previously uninstalled had a problem or was a different version.
Some file systems in this case can cause the file to crash or fail every now and then and in some cases disturb the functioning of your computer with some problems like it freezing etc.
This can cause other related programs or programs that run alongside the file you created to also crash and in some cases may get corrupted.
It can also cause the file not to work properly. That is you may not be able to access all areas of the new file created.
But in case the previous file was fine and part was just being deleted by mistake, when creating a new file especially with same copy, it just combines from the other patches and forms all together a new file, and all is fine.