Trouble accessing network folder

Posted: 02-28-2008, 07:48 PM
My Vista machine has trouble accessing a folder on my file server. This only
started to occur recently. When I try to access the folder, I can see the
files (with grey crosses over the icons), but when I try to open them the
message "\\server\user\thys\my documents\*.doc is not accesible. You might
not have permission to use this network resource..... This file is currently
not available for use on this computer."

I can access other files in other folders on this server.

The docs in two or three folder in ..\my documents are accesible.

Reboot does not help.

in the past, when i would restore to a previous restore point, it fixed the
problem. Once when I did not wnat to restore futhther, I cancelled the
previous restore, and the problem was aslo resolved.

Any suggestions?



Trouble accessing network folder


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Hans-Georg Michna
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Re: Trouble accessing network folder
Posted: 02-29-2008, 02:30 PM
On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:48:07 -0800, Thys wrote:
>My Vista machine has trouble accessing a folder on my file server. This only
>started to occur recently. When I try to access the folder, I can see the
>files (with grey crosses over the icons), but when I try to open them the
>message "\\server\user\thys\my documents\*.doc is not accesible. You might
>not have permission to use this network resource..... This file is currently
>not available for use on this computer."
>
>I can access other files in other folders on this server.
>
>The docs in two or three folder in ..\my documents are accesible.
>
>Reboot does not help.
>
>in the past, when i would restore to a previous restore point, it fixed the
>problem. Once when I did not wnat to restore futhther, I cancelled the
>previous restore, and the problem was aslo resolved.
>
>Any suggestions?
What happens when you drop the *.doc and just look at
\\server\user\thys\my documents\ ?

More troubleshooting at: http://winhlp.com/wxnet.htm

Hans-Georg
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Re: Trouble accessing network folder
Posted: 03-01-2008, 07:38 AM


"Hans-Georg Michna" wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:48:07 -0800, Thys wrote:
>
> >My Vista machine has trouble accessing a folder on my file server. This only
> >started to occur recently. When I try to access the folder, I can see the
> >files (with grey crosses over the icons), but when I try to open them the
> >message "\\server\user\thys\my documents\*.doc is not accesible. You might
> >not have permission to use this network resource..... This file is currently
> >not available for use on this computer."
> >
> >I can access other files in other folders on this server.
> >
> >The docs in two or three folder in ..\my documents are accesible.
> >
> >Reboot does not help.
> >
> >in the past, when i would restore to a previous restore point, it fixed the
> >problem. Once when I did not wnat to restore futhther, I cancelled the
> >previous restore, and the problem was aslo resolved.
> >
> >Any suggestions?
>
> What happens when you drop the *.doc and just look at
> \\server\user\thys\my documents\ ?
>
> More troubleshooting at: http://winhlp.com/wxnet.htm
>
> Hans-Georg
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>
If I do this from the command line (as administrator) ican see
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>dir \\icw-server\users\thys
Volume in drive \\icw-server\users is Offline
Volume Serial Number is 0000-0000

Directory of \\icw-server\users\thys

2008/02/28 05:04 PM <DIR> .
2008/02/20 10:13 PM <DIR> ..
2008/02/28 05:04 PM <DIR> Backup
2008/02/28 06:38 PM <DIR> Download
2006/05/15 04:23 PM 686,592 my docuemtns.xls
2008/02/29 02:01 PM <DIR> My Documents
2006/10/01 04:36 PM 1,269,677 setup_magicdisc.exe
2006/06/19 11:12 PM 571 Shortcut to Thys's Documents.lnk
2007/12/05 03:01 PM <DIR> Sourcebook
2007/04/28 01:20 PM <DIR> X1APFPP_EN (D)
3 File(s) 1,960,936 bytes
7 Dir(s) 20,199,555,072 bytes free
If i type dir \\icw-server\users\thys\my documents\ it says the network path
was not found.

Why does it say : Volume in drive \\icw-server\users is Offline?

I have also tried your link to http://winhlp.com/wxnet.htm. It's a brilliant
website, I tried it even before you told me, but it could not come up with a
solution.

After a system restore yesterday it was fine again. This morning I did an
update (Office 2007 SP1) I was denied access again.

I added a new share on the server in the meantime; just share \thys.
Strangely (for me!) i have no problem accessing the folder as a separate
share.

So, the bottom line: I found a workaround!

Thanks for your help!

Hans-Georg Michna
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Re: Trouble accessing network folder
Posted: 03-01-2008, 10:55 AM
On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 23:38:00 -0800, Thys wrote:
>"Hans-Georg Michna" wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:48:07 -0800, Thys wrote:
>If i type dir \\icw-server\users\thys\my documents\ it says the network path
>was not found.
It needs quotes. Try:

dir "\\icw-server\users\thys\my documents\"
>Why does it say : Volume in drive \\icw-server\users is Offline?
That I don't know. Perhaps you have set it up as an offline
folder.
>After a system restore yesterday it was fine again. This morning I did an
>update (Office 2007 SP1) I was denied access again.
>
>I added a new share on the server in the meantime; just share \thys.
>Strangely (for me!) i have no problem accessing the folder as a separate
>share.
>
>So, the bottom line: I found a workaround!
Strange, particularly if it sometimes works and sometimes
doesn't.

I would recheck both the access rights to the share and to the
folder. You could also check the access rights to the files and
sub-folders.

A significant fraction of such problems is caused by third-party
security software, particularly all kinds of firewalls and
sometimes VPN software. One of the worst things is to have two
firewalls active at the same time.

Hans-Georg
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Re: Trouble accessing network folder
Posted: 03-01-2008, 12:14 PM


"Hans-Georg Michna" wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 23:38:00 -0800, Thys wrote:
>
> >"Hans-Georg Michna" wrote:
>
> >> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:48:07 -0800, Thys wrote:
>
> >If i type dir \\icw-server\users\thys\my documents\ it says the network path
> >was not found.
>
> It needs quotes. Try:
>
> dir "\\icw-server\users\thys\my documents\"
>
> >Why does it say : Volume in drive \\icw-server\users is Offline?
>
> That I don't know. Perhaps you have set it up as an offline
> folder.
>
> >After a system restore yesterday it was fine again. This morning I did an
> >update (Office 2007 SP1) I was denied access again.
> >
> >I added a new share on the server in the meantime; just share \thys.
> >Strangely (for me!) i have no problem accessing the folder as a separate
> >share.
> >
> >So, the bottom line: I found a workaround!
>
> Strange, particularly if it sometimes works and sometimes
> doesn't.
It seems that the problem only occurs after I have installed updates!

Danke Schön Hans-Georg!
Hans-Georg Michna
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Re: Trouble accessing network folder
Posted: 03-02-2008, 05:54 AM
On Sat, 1 Mar 2008 04:14:02 -0800, Thys wrote:
>It seems that the problem only occurs after I have installed updates!
>
>Danke Schön Hans-Georg!
Bitte sehr. (:-)

You have the workaround, but it is a bit unsatisfying not to be
able to solve the problem entirely.

If you one day find a total solution, please report.

Hans-Georg
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