A transaction can't be "half-complete": if a write operation fails the transaction remains logged as incomplete, and the overall file system structure remains in a known state, without corrupt pointers or links.
If the content is to be shared outside of RP9 packages we recommend the use of the host file system for everyday work, and to use hardfiles only if you need to store Amiga data where it is important to exactly preserve the original file attributes (exact date, Amiga flags, comment, special characters in name, etc.) While hardfiles have some interesting advantages for archival purposes, the disadvantages tend to prevail when the operational aspect is considered.
At Cloanto we use hardfiles for the archival of our original Amiga projects and disk masters, and the host file system for everything else.
This explains why, for example, the "AUX" and "AUX.info" files, used on some Amiga systems, can be seen, but not deleted from the standard Windows Desktop.
This is especially annoying when moving entire directories containing these files, since the move process terminates with an error.
The same is done for the "System" directory, which contains the Amiga system files.
Inside the Amiga Workbench, remember to set the Show/All files option to view files that don't have an associated icon file.
an ISO 9660-2 CD-ROM or a Novell network) were already quite common among Amiga developers in the late 1980s, and they were mentioned by Commodore-Amiga developer notes.
The Amiga operating system itself was organized using common sense file names which work well on most file systems, not just the original Amiga file systems (with the exception of the "AUX" and "AUX.info" files, which are of little or no practical use in the emulation, but which may nevertheless not easily be written to and/or deleted on some Windows file systems).
If a software error or power failure or "dirty" shutdown occurs during a write operation, it is not uncommon for a "repair" operation to take hours or days, as it may have to scan hundreds of gigabytes of data, if not more.
Newer PC file systems, such as HPFS, NTFS and Re FS, are based on atomic transactions.
Amiga Explorer also comes with Amiga Forever Plus Edition and Premium Edition, or it can be downloaded and registered using the same Amiga Forever license key.