[Samba] "Invisible" directories in Windows... but not in DOS

Guy Story, KC5GOI kc5goi at kc5goi.net
Thu Jul 4 13:19:03 GMT 2002

Jason, it sound like Windows is told to hide specific directories.  Go to 
WIndows Explorer or My Computer and click on view, folder options and in the 
view tab, you need to tell it to show everything.  If you have already done 
that, I do not know what is wrong.


On Thursday 04 July 2002 02:53 pm, Jason Joseph wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Has anyone come across or heard tale of a problem whereby you have a Samba
> share where you can't see certain directories in the root of the share?
> From Windows Explorer (I'm using Windows 2000) or a command prompt I can
> see most of the directories but there are a few that I can't.
> Three of the directories that I cannot see are named 911.01, 911.02 and
> 911.03.  If map a drive to the share and do a "dir 911*" from the command
> prompt, I can see the directories... if I just do a "dir", I cannot see
> them.  I can, however, access the directories (if I enter the complete path
> to the directory in Windows Explorer or if I do a cd\911.01 in DOS).
> I'm accessing the share as root and, as far as I can tell (after doing an
> ls -l), the "invisible" directories have the same owner (in this case:
> root) and permissions as those that are visible and they aren't hidden
> under Unix.
> I'm running Samba 2.2.2 under SCO OpenServer 5.0.
> If anyone was any suggestions, I'd be much obliged.
> Thanks,
> Jason Joseph

Guy Story, KC5GOI
Itel-Tigerbyte LLC	
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