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Dissappearing directories

I have two users on two different servers that have directories in thier
home directories that they can not see. I login as the admin user on a
window 2000 machine and can not see them. I map a drive to thier home
directory and go to a command prompt and can not see them. However I go to
remote manager and navigate to thier home directories then I am able to see
the directories in question. Any ideas why these directories would be
hidden? I ahve checked the attributes while in remote manager and do not
see the hidden attribute set. When I go to a command prompt and do a "dir"
I do not see them. However when at a command prompt I can switch to the
"hidden" directory by cd "dir" and it will switch to the directory. I know
this all sound strange but this the case for at least two users that so far
have reported this strange issue. Any ideas why this would be happening?
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Dissappearing directories

It sounds like you have checked the obvious things.

I assume it is not flagged as "hidden", etc.

User's normally have full rights at their home directory ...so I'd check
if an IRF is set at the folder ...It specifically sounds like "File Scan"
is filtered by an IRF (except that the IRF shouldn't affect an admin
acocunt)

Is this an NSS volume of Traditional?

Have you run Vrepair on it if it is traditional?

....Joe, BBA, Master CNE, MCSE, CCA, Network+, blah, blah, blah, etc

> I have two users on two different servers that have directories in

thier
> home directories that they can not see. I login as the admin user on a
> window 2000 machine and can not see them. I map a drive to thier home
> directory and go to a command prompt and can not see them. However I go

to
> remote manager and navigate to thier home directories then I am able to

see
> the directories in question. Any ideas why these directories would be
> hidden? I ahve checked the attributes while in remote manager and do not
> see the hidden attribute set. When I go to a command prompt and do

a "dir"
> I do not see them. However when at a command prompt I can switch to the
> "hidden" directory by cd "dir" and it will switch to the directory. I

know
> this all sound strange but this the case for at least two users that so

far
> have reported this strange issue. Any ideas why this would be happening?


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Dissappearing directories

After further investigation it looks like it is only windows 2000 that has
the trouble seeing the directories. I put a windows 95 machine on the
network and logged in on it now I am able to see the directories.

They are NSS volumes. And the "hidden" flag is not set.

> It sounds like you have checked the obvious things.
>
> I assume it is not flagged as "hidden", etc.
>
> User's normally have full rights at their home directory ...so I'd check
> if an IRF is set at the folder ...It specifically sounds like "File Scan"
> is filtered by an IRF (except that the IRF shouldn't affect an admin
> acocunt)
>
> Is this an NSS volume of Traditional?
>
> Have you run Vrepair on it if it is traditional?
>
> ....Joe, BBA, Master CNE, MCSE, CCA, Network+, blah, blah, blah, etc
>
> > I have two users on two different servers that have directories in

> thier
> > home directories that they can not see. I login as the admin user on a
> > window 2000 machine and can not see them. I map a drive to thier home
> > directory and go to a command prompt and can not see them. However I go

> to
> > remote manager and navigate to thier home directories then I am able to

> see
> > the directories in question. Any ideas why these directories would be
> > hidden? I ahve checked the attributes while in remote manager and do not
> > see the hidden attribute set. When I go to a command prompt and do

> a "dir"
> > I do not see them. However when at a command prompt I can switch to the
> > "hidden" directory by cd "dir" and it will switch to the directory. I

> know
> > this all sound strange but this the case for at least two users that so

> far
> > have reported this strange issue. Any ideas why this would be happening?

>


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Dissappearing directories

After I am logged on to the server as the user or as admin on a windows
2000 machine and I create a directory in the users home directory I can see
the directory. If I click on refresh the directoy dissappears but only on
the windows 2000 computer. My windows 95 and a Mac running OSX will be able
to see the directory only windows 2000 computers cannot see it. Any ideas
would be greatly appreciated.


> After further investigation it looks like it is only windows 2000 that has
> the trouble seeing the directories. I put a windows 95 machine on the
> network and logged in on it now I am able to see the directories.
>
> They are NSS volumes. And the "hidden" flag is not set.
>
> > It sounds like you have checked the obvious things.
> >
> > I assume it is not flagged as "hidden", etc.
> >
> > User's normally have full rights at their home directory ...so I'd check
> > if an IRF is set at the folder ...It specifically sounds like "File Scan"
> > is filtered by an IRF (except that the IRF shouldn't affect an admin
> > acocunt)
> >
> > Is this an NSS volume of Traditional?
> >
> > Have you run Vrepair on it if it is traditional?
> >
> > ....Joe, BBA, Master CNE, MCSE, CCA, Network+, blah, blah, blah, etc
> >
> > > I have two users on two different servers that have directories in

> > thier
> > > home directories that they can not see. I login as the admin user on a
> > > window 2000 machine and can not see them. I map a drive to thier home
> > > directory and go to a command prompt and can not see them. However I go

> > to
> > > remote manager and navigate to thier home directories then I am able to

> > see
> > > the directories in question. Any ideas why these directories would be
> > > hidden? I ahve checked the attributes while in remote manager and do not
> > > see the hidden attribute set. When I go to a command prompt and do

> > a "dir"
> > > I do not see them. However when at a command prompt I can switch to the
> > > "hidden" directory by cd "dir" and it will switch to the directory. I

> > know
> > > this all sound strange but this the case for at least two users that so

> > far
> > > have reported this strange issue. Any ideas why this would be happening?

> >

>


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Dissappearing directories

What version of NW and SP? Any post-SP NSS updated applied?

Has this always happened, or only since what change or update?

Have you checked licensing?
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Dissappearing directories

Found that a setting in the client can cause this strange behavior see TID
10097474. It did not affect all users or all directories it was very
random. Thanks for your help in this matter.


> What version of NW and SP? Any post-SP NSS updated applied?
>
> Has this always happened, or only since what change or update?
>
> Have you checked licensing?
> --
> Andrew C Taubman
> Novell Support Forums Volunteer SysOp
> http://support.novell.com/forums
> (Sorry, support is not provided via e-mail)
>
> Opinions expressed above are not
> necessarily those of Novell Inc.


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