[Samba] Problem with Save-As in Photoshop/InDesign on a samba server.

Kristian Davies kristian.davies at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 18:19:05 GMT 2008

> I have a quite "interesting" problem on a samba server:
> We (or better: our client) had a WinXP-system with a shared folder with
> lots of data, which has been replaced with a dedicated fileserver using
> Samba (on Linux).
> All data has been migrated and everything seemed to be fine, however
> Photoshop (CS3) and InDesign have some problems on WinXP:
> - files can be opened and modified just fine (using "Save")
> - however when the user tries to use "Save as", he is unable to save
> (user says that he can browse directories just fine, however "Save" is
> grayed out).
> - CS3 on Vista works.
> - Saving the file locally and moving it with explorer works too.
> - Behaviour is not consistent across directories, i.e. there is a Folder
> "Projects" with ~30 subfolders. Saving to the first 4 works, the others
> do not work.
> - On the old WinXP "server", everything worked....
> I have currently no / only limited control on the server.
> (I'm not on-site currently, I have only remote-access by ssh to the server)
> Has anybody an idea what this can be?

Maybe.... In CS in the save dialog box, bottom left I think there is a
button says something like "use OS save" and if you press it again
"use adobe save", I think OS save is the way to go.

I have quite a few CS users using samba.


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