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  • Duplicate Files are created when orginial is accessed

    What's up guys,


    I have a Windows 2003 server and have several shares broken down by departments. The problem happens on our marketing share with mostley graphics files. When the file is accessed, it creates a duplicate one on the root of that share but it is 0 KB in size and the file remains there even after the orginial one is closed. I have to go on the server and remove them. It happens a few times a week not on every file.

    Any suggestions. Thanks.

    Alot of times the files are .tif files and sometimes .eps files. The guys or using MAC OS X. They have Change and Read permissions on the Share itself. Also, the files sometimes appear on the share even though it was not accessed. They just appear at 0KB on the share.
    Last edited by twa00793; 7th December 2007, 18:18.

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    Re: Duplicate Files are created when orginial is accessed

    It would be nice if you post more info
    Like, which applications do they use, which OS has the clients, what permissions does the users have on the fileshare?
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      Re: Duplicate Files are created when orginial is accessed

      Originally posted by twa00793 View Post
      When the file is accessed, it creates a duplicate one on the root of that share but it is 0 KB in size and the file remains there even after the orginial one is closed.
      what does it name the file? if there are two files in the same share, surely they dont have the same name... as there cant be two files with the same name in the same folder...


      ***EDIT****

      what happens if you view the shares from 1) a MAC 2) a different MAC 3) an XP station 4) a windows server??

      are the files preceded by a dot underscore? read the following and see if that describes your situation.


      taken from "Inside Mac OS X : System Overview:"
      Copy and Move Operations

      When the Finder copies or moves a file, it uses the richest model available, given the formats of the source and destination volumes. The formats that are most significant in these kinds of operations are HFS+ (or HFS) and UFS. These operations particularly affect the representation of the HFS and HFS+ resource fork and the Finder attributes, especially the type and creator codes.

      As one might expect, the Finder preserves the resource fork and Finder attributes of an HFS+ file "as is" when it copies the file to an HFS+ (or HFS) volume. The more interesting case, however, is when it copies an HFS+ file to a UFS volume. When this happens, the Finder splits out the information that is not in the data fork (particularly the type and creator codes) and writes this information to a hidden file in the same directory location as the copied file. This hidden file has the same name as the UFS file, except that it has a "dot-underscore" prefix. Thus, if you have an HFS+ file named MyMug.jpeg, when you copy it to a UFS volume, there will be a file named ._MyMug.jpeg in the same location. (my emphasis)

      When the Finder copies a UFS file to an HFS or HFS+ volume, it looks for the hidden "dot-underscore" file. If one exists, it creates an HFS+ (or HFS) file reintegrating the information in the hidden file into the file's resource fork and Finder attributes. If the hidden file does not exist, the copied file has no resource fork.

      Note that the Finder accomplishes these operations through the Carbon APIs on which it is based.
      Last edited by James Haynes; 7th December 2007, 19:04. Reason: i felt like it...
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        Re: Duplicate Files are created when orginial is accessed

        Alot of times the files are .tif files and sometimes .eps files. The guys or using MAC OS X. They have Change and Read permissions on the Share itself. Also, the files sometimes appear on the share even though it was not accessed. They just appear at 0KB on the share.


        I think the files are coming up without them accessing the orginial files. The files that are 0KB, are files that exist on the share and have the same name. I just went onto the share and found that out.

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          Re: Duplicate Files are created when orginial is accessed

          d00d...

          Dumber:
          It would be nice if you post more info
          Like, which applications do they use, which OS has the clients, what permissions does the users have on the fileshare?
          what does it name the file? if there are two files in the same share, surely they dont have the same name... as there cant be two files with the same name in the same folder...
          could you please post some more info? answer the questipons we asked you so that we can offer some assistance. we already know theyre .tif and .eps files, cause you told us that already... we want to know what OSes are involved and the applications being used.
          its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
          Give karma where karma is due...

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