Strange problem between clients and SAMBA server

Martin Foerster mafoe at
Thu Feb 8 14:11:19 GMT 2001

I had a similar problem, although the rights for the share were correctly
set. I removed the entry
hide files = /.*/ in smb.conf and then it works. Unfortunately I have no
Idea how that is related together.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
> Behalf Of Hoai TRAN
> Sent: Mittwoch, 7. Februar 2001 23:16
> To: samba at
> Subject: Strange problem between clients and SAMBA server
> I have files many SAMBA file shares on a unix bot and clients are
> connecting to those file shares.
> 1. Problem: I can use explorer to view,browse and access files in
> those file shares without any problems except files on the top
> level which I can not double click to open them.  Any lower level
> files are no problem.
> 2. When I use excel or word (Notepad, wordpad and others have no
> problem) and click file open to open files in the SAMBA file
> shares, I get an error the folder g:\ isn't accessible.  The
> folder may be located on an unavailable volume or protected with
> a password, but I can still access them using explorer.  However,
> in the open dialog box, if I type g:\subfolder then I have no
> problems in accessing files that are in the lower level of directories.
> These problems happen in both excel/word 97 & excel/word 2000
> Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance
> Regards,
> Hoai Tran
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