Some network files are invisible

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I have a network share hosted on a XP SP2 machine with proper permissions &
firewall configurations. However, some of the folders show no files in
explorer or command prompt when I try to access it from another XP SP2
machine via the network, but the files are there if I enter the folder
manually.

Looks like I am not along: http://tinyurl.com/ah9u4
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    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:64668493-9F5D-43EC-AA19-0D56529E2217@microsoft.com...
    > I have a network share hosted on a XP SP2 machine with proper permissions
    &
    > firewall configurations. However, some of the folders show no files in
    > explorer or command prompt when I try to access it from another XP SP2
    > machine via the network, but the files are there if I enter the folder
    > manually.
    >
    > Looks like I am not along: http://tinyurl.com/ah9u4
    >

    I suggest you check your NTFS permissions.
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    "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

    > > Looks like I am not along: http://tinyurl.com/ah9u4
    > >
    >
    > I suggest you check your NTFS permissions.

    It's not NTFS. If I rename the problematic folder, say Music, to Music123,
    then I can see the files. If I rename it to Music1 or back to Music123, then
    I can't see the files. This is not NTFS problem.
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    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F4F27E97-A532-4537-8188-C85D4F3630F7@microsoft.com...
    > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    > > > Looks like I am not along: http://tinyurl.com/ah9u4
    > > >
    > >
    > > I suggest you check your NTFS permissions.
    >
    > It's not NTFS. If I rename the problematic folder, say Music, to
    Music123,
    > then I can see the files. If I rename it to Music1 or back to Music123,
    then
    > I can't see the files. This is not NTFS problem.

    Time to get a hammer to nail this down. Paste the lines
    below into a batch file, save that batch file as c:\Invisible.bat
    then do this:

    1. Rename the problem folder to Music123.
    2. Make sure that you can see it.
    3. Start a Command Prompt.
    4. Navigate to the location where Music123 resides.
    5. Type this: c:\Invisible.bat
    6. Post the contents of c:\Invisible.log in your reply.

    @echo off
    echo %date% %time% User=%UserName% > c:\Invisible.log
    net user %UserName% >> c:\Invisible.log
    echo. >> c:\Invisible.log

    echo dir music*.* >> c:\Invisible.log
    dir music*.* >> c:\Invisible.log
    echo. >> c:\Invisible.log

    echo ren Music123 Music >> c:\Invisible.log
    ren Music 123 Music 2>> c:\Invisible.log
    echo. >> c:\Invisible.log

    echo dir music*.* >> c:\Invisible.log
    dir music*.* >> c:\Invisible.log
    echo. >> c:\Invisible.log

    echo cacls music >> c:\Invisible.log
    cacls music >> c:\Invisible.log
    echo. >> c:\Invisible.log

    echo attrib /d /s music*.* >> c:\Invisible.log
    attrib /d /s music*.* >> c:\Invisible.log
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    I modified the batch script. I can ensure you that 1) both share & security
    permissions are set up properly; and 2) files don't have H attribute.

    ++ batch file
    @echo on
    echo. > Invisible.log

    if not exist Music123 ren Music Music123

    echo dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    echo dir \\self\d$\Music123 >> Invisible.log
    dir \\self\d$\Music123 >> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    echo ren Music123 Music >> Invisible.log
    ren Music123 Music 2>> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    echo dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    echo dir \\self\d$\Music >> Invisible.log
    dir \\self\d$\Music >> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    +++ Invisible.log

    dir \\self\d$\Music*
    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$

    09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> Music123
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    1 Dir(s) 21,768,052,736 bytes free

    dir \\self\d$\Music123
    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$\Music123

    09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> .
    09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> ..
    09/08/2005 03:48 PM <DIR> iTunes
    09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> Lossless
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    5 Dir(s) 21,768,052,736 bytes free

    ren Music123 Music

    dir \\self\d$\Music*
    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$

    09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> Music
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    1 Dir(s) 21,768,052,736 bytes free

    dir \\self\d$\Music
    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$\Music
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    I cannot see a problem - the command dir \\self\d$\music*
    showed the Music123 folder as well as the renamed Music
    folder.


    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CEB46A08-FCD3-4AE8-B1D3-12F6C0D80050@microsoft.com...
    > I modified the batch script. I can ensure you that 1) both share &
    security
    > permissions are set up properly; and 2) files don't have H attribute.
    >
    > ++ batch file
    > @echo on
    > echo. > Invisible.log
    >
    > if not exist Music123 ren Music Music123
    >
    > echo dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    > dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    > echo. >> Invisible.log
    >
    > echo dir \\self\d$\Music123 >> Invisible.log
    > dir \\self\d$\Music123 >> Invisible.log
    > echo. >> Invisible.log
    >
    > echo ren Music123 Music >> Invisible.log
    > ren Music123 Music 2>> Invisible.log
    > echo. >> Invisible.log
    >
    > echo dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    > dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    > echo. >> Invisible.log
    >
    > echo dir \\self\d$\Music >> Invisible.log
    > dir \\self\d$\Music >> Invisible.log
    > echo. >> Invisible.log
    >
    > +++ Invisible.log
    >
    > dir \\self\d$\Music*
    > Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    > Volume Serial Number is C004-E210
    >
    > Directory of \\self\d$
    >
    > 09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> Music123
    > 0 File(s) 0 bytes
    > 1 Dir(s) 21,768,052,736 bytes free
    >
    > dir \\self\d$\Music123
    > Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    > Volume Serial Number is C004-E210
    >
    > Directory of \\self\d$\Music123
    >
    > 09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> .
    > 09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> ..
    > 09/08/2005 03:48 PM <DIR> iTunes
    > 09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> Lossless
    > 0 File(s) 0 bytes
    > 5 Dir(s) 21,768,052,736 bytes free
    >
    > ren Music123 Music
    >
    > dir \\self\d$\Music*
    > Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    > Volume Serial Number is C004-E210
    >
    > Directory of \\self\d$
    >
    > 09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> Music
    > 0 File(s) 0 bytes
    > 1 Dir(s) 21,768,052,736 bytes free
    >
    > dir \\self\d$\Music
    > Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    > Volume Serial Number is C004-E210
    >
    > Directory of \\self\d$\Music
    >
    >
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    "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

    > I cannot see a problem - the command dir \\self\d$\music*
    > showed the Music123 folder as well as the renamed Music
    > folder.

    Compare "Directory of \\self\d$\Music" and "Directory of
    \\self\d$\Music123". Notice that there are two directories in Music123
    before it was renamed to Music.
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    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:14D9EF61-E872-42E5-96F7-9894114418D9@microsoft.com...
    > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    > > I cannot see a problem - the command dir \\self\d$\music*
    > > showed the Music123 folder as well as the renamed Music
    > > folder.
    >
    > Compare "Directory of \\self\d$\Music" and "Directory of
    > \\self\d$\Music123". Notice that there are two directories in Music123
    > before it was renamed to Music.

    Initially you said that you "can't see the files", leading me
    to assume that you could not see the "Music" file. Now
    you are getting more specific: You say that you cannot
    see the files inside the Music folder. This means that my
    batch file needs to be modified accordingly. You should
    add these commands in each test scenario:

    dir \\self\d$\Music\*.* >>c:\invisible.log
    attrib /s /d \\self\d$\Music\iTunes*.* >>c:\invisible.log
    attrib /s /d \\self\d$\Music\iLoss*.* >>c:\invisible.log
    cacls \\self\d$\Music\iLoss*.* >>c:\invisible.log
    md \\self\d$\Music\iTunes 2>>c:\invisible.log
    md \\self\d$\Lossless 2>>c:\invisible.log

    You can, of course, omit the attrib and cacls commands
    but then you're suppressing test results that could be
    important.
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    "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

    > Initially you said that you "can't see the files", leading me
    > to assume that you could not see the "Music" file. Now

    ++ [script]

    @echo off
    echo. > Invisible.log

    if not exist Music123 ren Music Music123

    echo dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    echo dir \\self\d$\Music123 >> Invisible.log
    dir \\self\d$\Music123 >> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    dir \\self\d$\Music123\*.* >> invisible.log
    attrib /s /d \\self\d$\Music123\iTunes >> Invisible.log
    attrib /s /d "\\self\d$\Music123\Apple Lossless" >> Invisible.log
    cacls "\\self\d$\Music123\Apple Lossless" >> Invisible.log
    md \\self\d$\Music123\iTunes 2>> Invisible.log
    md "\\self\d$\Music123\Apple Lossless" 2>> Invisible.log

    echo ren Music123 Music >> Invisible.log
    ren Music123 Music 2>> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    echo dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    dir \\self\d$\Music* >> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    echo dir \\self\d$\Music >> Invisible.log
    dir \\self\d$\Music >> Invisible.log
    echo. >> Invisible.log

    dir \\self\d$\Music\*.* >> invisible.log
    attrib /s /d \\self\d$\Music\iTunes >> Invisible.log
    attrib /s /d "\\self\d$\Music\Apple Lossless" >> Invisible.log
    cacls "\\self\d$\Music\Apple Lossless" >> Invisible.log
    md \\self\d$\Music\iTunes 2>> Invisible.log
    md "\\self\d$\Music\Apple Lossless" 2>> Invisible.log


    ++ [log]

    dir \\self\d$\Music*
    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$

    09/14/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> Music123
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    1 Dir(s) 22,750,744,576 bytes free

    dir \\self\d$\Music123
    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$\Music123

    09/14/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> .
    09/14/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> ..
    09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> Apple Lossless
    09/14/2005 11:40 PM <DIR> iTunes
    09/08/2005 03:53 PM <DIR> Purchased Songs
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    5 Dir(s) 22,750,744,576 bytes free

    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$\Music123

    09/14/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> .
    09/14/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> ..
    09/14/2005 08:51 AM <DIR> Apple Lossless
    09/14/2005 11:40 PM <DIR> iTunes
    09/08/2005 03:53 PM <DIR> Purchased Songs
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    5 Dir(s) 22,750,744,576 bytes free
    \\self\d$\Music123\iTunes
    \\self\d$\Music123\Apple Lossless
    \\self\d$\Music123\Apple Lossless TESTLAB\testuser:(OI)(CI)F
    BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)F
    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)F

    A subdirectory or file \\self\d$\Music123\iTunes already exists.
    A subdirectory or file \\self\d$\Music123\Apple Lossless already exists.
    ren Music123 Music

    dir \\self\d$\Music*
    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$

    09/14/2005 11:03 PM <DIR> Music
    0 File(s) 0 bytes
    1 Dir(s) 22,750,744,576 bytes free

    dir \\self\d$\Music
    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$\Music


    Volume in drive \\self\d$ is Data
    Volume Serial Number is C004-E210

    Directory of \\self\d$\Music

    \\self\d$\Music\iTunes
    \\self\d$\Music\Apple Lossless
    \\self\d$\Music\Apple Lossless TESTLAB\testuser:(OI)(CI)F
    BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)F
    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)F

    A subdirectory or file \\self\d$\Music\iTunes already exists.
    A subdirectory or file \\self\d$\Music\Apple Lossless already exists.
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