WordPerfect is changing file attributes to Hidden when saving to network drive
Posted on 2005-03-10
I am running WordPerfect v.12 on Windows XP Home with SP2. The WordPerfect documents are stored on a separate computer on a peer to peer network. The computer with the shared folder is running Windows 98.
Each time I save a document it changes the file attribute to hidden. It is also saving a .tmp file in the same folder, and it is saving the .tmp file with a date stamp of the current date and time minus about 8 hours. So if I save the working file client.wpd to the network folder at 4:00PM, and then browse this folder in Windows Explorer, I will see client.wpd with the Hidden attribute, and a file called pd6754.tmp with a time of 8:00AM.
When I try to open the original document in WP, I can't find it in the Open dialog box because WP will not show hidden files.
I can find the file in Windows Explorer and open it from there.
This problem only happens when the document is saved to the network drive, it works fine when saving to the local c: drive.
The workstation and peer to peer arrangement was working fine until I upgraded WP from version 10 to version 12.
All other computers on the network have either version 10 or 11, and are not experiencing any difficulties.