[Samba] : Win XP Client does not remove directories
jra at samba.org
Thu May 4 15:06:45 GMT 2006
On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 01:58:45PM +0200, Björn Mayer wrote:
> Hello mailinglist,
> I have a strange problem, which occurs sometimes on some WinXP clients.
> It is not 100% reproducable for me, but it returns regular.
> The problem is, that somehow a user can't delete a directory. All files
> in the directory will be removed successfully, but the directory itself
> Deleting with the Explorer or over the cmd-console returns in the same
> First the command seemed to be successful, but after one refresh all
> "deleted" folders are back again, because they aren't physically removed
> from the linux-box.
> I don't know, if it is an Samba or Windows Problem, because if i went to
> another XP machine and do exactly the same (including connecting with
> the same user and passwd) the folder will be removed successfully.
> Often one (sometimes more than one) restart on the "infected" PC will
> fix it there, too.
> All Win-Machines are XP with Service Pack 2.
> As i already said, i don't know whom to blame for that. On the one hand
> it seems to be a specific Windows-problem, because other machines does
> not show the same behaviour at the same time under nearly the same
> On the other hand nobody ever mentioned that with our old Win Server
> 2003 Fileserver, who is nowadays replaced by Samba.
What does this error mean ? "Datei oder Verzeichnis
nicht gefunden". That's the strerror output string when
the remove_directory call fails.
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