I created a docx file in windows 7 with some text in it (initial.docx) and then I created a hardlink to it:
mklink /H new.docx initial.docx
I open new.docx and I can see the text that I initially typed in initial.docx. Now I type some more text in new.docx. Here comes the problem: I save it and at this point initial.docx becomes hidden in the windows-explorer. I open initial.docx and I can see that it does not contain the new text that I saved in new.docx.
If instead of modifying new.docx after creating it I modify the original file and save it, then new.docx gets hiddenn and does not contain the modifications.
Any one knows a workaround ?
Note that if I do the same with text files, I don't get this problem: the files are effectively linked and every change in one of them is visible in the other one.