Some Subfolders Not Visible on Network Shared Drive
Posted on 2006-04-14
I am seeing an intermittant problem with a network share. I am working with a network used at competitions. There are two primary computers (server in the lobby, photographer's stagelaptop near the stage), the rest are just for viewing photos via the server. The server needs to access an external drive connected to the stagelaptop.
The stagelaptop shares an external drive (shared with Everyone Full Access, NTFS permission added for a specific administrator 'Admin'). Both the server and the stagelaptop have an administrator account named 'Admin'. The server can connect to and map the shared external drive with and without the "connect as different user" option. However, on occasion some or all of the nested folders are not visible.
Oddly, subfolders can still be accessed if I manually type in the path. The files at the edge of the folder tree are still visible - when navigated to by manually typing in the path. The folders on the drive are created by a different computer before the event. So, I t tried having the stagelaptop take ownership of the drive's contents just in case. No help.
Examples: F:\Folder1\Subfolder1\... Folder1: Visible Subfolder1: Not Visible
F:\Folder2\Subfolder2\... Folder2: Visible Subfolder2: Visible
F:\Folder3\Subfolder3\... Folder3: Not Visible Subfolder3: Visible (after Folder3 path typed in)
I set the share and permissions for the drive itself, not directly for the folders on the drive.
This would be fine if the directory paths that I need remained constant, but the ones I need sometimes change on the fly. For that I need to be able to browse the entire folder tree.
I don't think it's an NTFS permissions problem since I'm still able to access all the folders and files properly.
This happens most of the time, but not all of the time. It also persists beyond restarts, but it can clear up randomly. I can't identify any common circumstance.