Can someone confirm this? Access denied when overwriting hidden files on windows.

Henrik Zagerholm henke at
Mon Jan 29 12:31:46 GMT 2007

Hello list,

I've tried to get some answers on this but so far no input.
Can someone just confirm this behaviour, please?

I'm having a little problem copying files with hidden attribute set  
from my samba machine to a XP client.
Copying the files from the XP client to the samba box works perfect  
but if I do it the other way around I get access denied, even though  
I'm using a local Administrator account.

If I remove the hidden attribute from the file I'm overwriting it works.
I can also delete them but not overwrite them.

How can I solve this? Does smbclient automatically treat hidden files  
as read only but only when overwriting?


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