[Samba] Problems with offline files and Explorer 'hangs'
programing at nib.si
Wed Mar 20 07:22:09 GMT 2002
> I think this whole 'offline' file attribute thing is being misread (maybe by
> me...). But I THINK what this is really doing is when you are connected to
> a network share, you have the ability to mark files or folders to be
> "available offline". And what this REALLY does is make local copies of the
> files/folders, so that if you ...
No the problem isn't connected with Windows capabilities to make offline
copies of shared resources. To ilustrate what I meant, I put an picture of
my Win2k Explorer accessing a shared resource on Win2k server which has
some offline files (that with 0 bytes filesize - I intentionally create
those files with size == 0 bytes) - http://www.dezo.org/offline.jpg. Note
the litle gear on the file icon. This means that the file is offline and
Windows explorer shows an default icon associated with this file type.
(this works with Win2k, WinXP and WinNT sp6 Windows Explrer)
This feture is very usefullin combination with HSM products and with
directory with a lot of files with icons.
On NTFS this offline flag is representet with a bit set to 1 in 32bit
metadata asociated with the file (lihe hidden or archive atribute) is than
applications thing to do anything usefull with it.
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