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Can't see files on WIndows 2003 server from some macs but can see them from others

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I am having an issue where a mac client can see a folder one day that resides on a W2K3 server and then I the next day one or two macs can't see that same folder but everybody else can.  I usually resolve the problem by copying the file or folder up a level or two (from a pc) until it is visible from the mac.  Then I copy the file to desktop of the mac and copyit back to its original location where it is visible again to evryone.  What could be causing this and what are the solutions other then the roundabout breakfix I found.
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You mean the file just isnt visible or do you mean it's only accessible by certain users?
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The file is not visible at all to the mac client as if the file had been deleted, but it can be seen from other mac workstations.
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Do the filenames have any unusual characters in them? Are they especially long?
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Sometimes they do contain symbols but on this occassion its just a folder called Science
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How about the filenames themselves?
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Yeah, sometimes the files will contain @ or © along w/dates.
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Eliminate the funny characters and see if that helps.
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Thanks I'll try that but we are talking about a ton of directories and files.  Is it normal to have it show up sometimes on certain folders and not on others.
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No, but the fact that there are weird characters in the filenames is usually the culprit.
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Thanks
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