[Samba] Files missing when using windows XP and samba

Gerard Seibert gerard-seibert at suscom.net
Tue Jul 5 20:44:17 GMT 2005

On Tuesday, July 05, 2005 12:50:04 PM Stuart Bailey <stuart at linusoft.co.uk> wrote:

>I am using Fedora Core 3 as a server for both Unix (Solaris and HPUX) and 
>Windows Xp clients. The Unix clients view the files through an NFS v3 share, 
>and windows client use samba (3.0.8-0.pre1.3).
>When looking at a directory from the server, or from a Unix client, I can see 
>132 files. However, from the Windows client, I can only see 65 files. There 
>appear to be nothing special about the files names (we have already removed 
>spaces etc from the filenames incase they caused a problem).
>If I mount the samba shares via smbfs on the server (to a new mount point), I 
>can see all 132 files, so I suspect the problem is not samba.
>I have checked the file permissions, and although they have various owners, 
>all permissions are 666. There seems to be no consistency between files that 
>are missing.
>I have tried a number of different Xp machines and they all exhibit the same 
>Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
>Many thanks
>Stuart Bailey BSc (hons) CEng CITP MBCS
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Tuesday, July 05, 2005 4:38:58 PM

I have no idea if this would make any difference or not. On your WinXP
machines, when you open a network folder, try clicking on the <tools>
entry on the tool bar. Then open the <folder options> <View> tab. Make
sure that the show hidden and system files option is checked.

It is worth a try anyway.

Gerard E. Seibert
gerard-seibert at suscom.net

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