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MS Office Word Work Files on networked home visible?

Posted on 2003-03-13
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Last Modified: 2010-03-17
Hello My config is Xserver 10.2.3 with Workgroup Manager Accounts from a networked volume on the same server.
Client also on 10.2.3 with MS Office at v 10.1.2 (eventhough it still shows up as Service Release 1)

One of my clients has unexplainably begun to show the Word Work File_Dx everywhere, which should be invisible. I came to know of it when one of these files began crashing Word upon save. I was able to save this file, a quite long table, by cutting/pasting to a new document. But when I try to trash the original problem file and it's related temp file I get a file in use error.

Q1- What has caused this visibility behavior and how can I revert it?
Q2- I am figuring that maybe if I restart my server the files would either disappear or again be trashable. Are there other posible (even Theoretical) solutions?

Thanks for any help.
Question by:aixaardin
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First, update to 10.2.4 for both server and client. Its a free update and there's no reason not to.

Try deleting the file using the terminal. Use sudo to login as root and rm <filename> from its directory.

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<Its a free update and there's no reason not to.>

Heres two big reasons
 Date Bug, and first attempt to run 4D Clients did not work I had to revert 3 stations to 10.2.3 because of this.

I'll try your second sugestion tomorrow, Thanks
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Date problem is only an issue if youre not using a network time server. The 4D clients were probably experiencing a problem because of something other than 10.2.4. So far i havent seen any bug/incompatibility reports for anything relating to 4D.

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