Problem Copying files Windows 2008 R2

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
My environment:
Server: Windows 2008 R2
Client : WIndows 7 PRO SP1

Share on server T:  \\server\share\data\fold1

When, from the client PC, I go to data folder and I copy and paste the fold1 folder, it creates a "fold1 - copy" folder.
When I want to rename/delete the "fold1 - copy" folder, I receive the message:

This action cannot be done since this file is open on Windows Explorer. Close the file and retry.  Thumbs (what is that ? )

After some time (30 seconds to 1 minutes) I am able to rename/delete the "fold1 - copy" folder

This is a small example but generally I have problems to copy, paste, rename, delete files on the server from the client machines

 Any Idea ?

Thank you
Question by:gadsad
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    Accepted Solution

    Thumbs.db is a system file that is created in any folder that contains images and other documents for which Windows creates thumbnail images.  The thumbs.db is a cache of thumbnail images so that the thumbnails do not have to be regenerated every time someone views the folder.

    When you copy a folder to a new location or add files to a folder, the thumbs.db file is regenerated, so that explains why the folder is in use immediately after you copy it.  The timeframe you mention sounds a little slow.  Does the folder contain a lot of images?  Is the server overloaded?

    Author Comment

    No images in folder
    Only 3 XLS and 1 PDF files
    Folder size < 2Mo

    Server not overladed

    Thank You

    Author Comment

    Some more information maybe somebody could help

    The problem do not happens when I am working on the server itself
    Only when I am working from the network

    I looks like client PC, when doing a copy or erase operation do not "release" the folders/files and leave them "open" for some time (less than one minute).

    Thank you for your help

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you for your help
    I guess my question was not clearly asked; that is the reason nobody was able to answer. Since I have not better information, I will ask my question another way
    Thank you anyway

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