Mac 10.3 clients corrupting filenames on w2k server


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Spotspop

We have 2 problems with excel files being locked and renamed whenever they
are opened by Mac OS X 10.3.4 clients

If an Excel document named "Renovation Budget 2nd Revision September 2003"
is opened and saved, the file name is
changed to Renovation Budget 2nd Revision Septemb#18" This only happens to
files opened from and saved to the
Windows server. Seems to happen to files with longer names.

Once the file is first opened by the Mac, PC's cannot open the file in "read
only" mode.

However, if the file is opened first by a PC then the Mac can access it in
"read only" mode.


Windows server is a W2k sp3


Mac clients connect via SMB, would AFP be better?

Thanks
Phil
 
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William Smith

Spotspop said:
If an Excel document named "Renovation Budget 2nd Revision September 2003"
is opened and saved, the file name is
changed to Renovation Budget 2nd Revision Septemb#18" This only happens to
files opened from and saved to the
Windows server. Seems to happen to files with longer names.

Hi Phil!

How deep are the file paths to your files on the server? If you were to
look at the path in the manner of
"\\server\sharename\folder\folder\folder\file" would the length of the
path be anywhere near 260 characters?

From what I understand, SMB and Windows file sharing do allow for 256
characters in a file name but the path to get to the file can't go over
about 260 characters total.

You may be noticing a built-in mechanism to work with long paths and
file names.

Hope this helps! bill
 

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