The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 462
Listing of files with forbidden characters not complete via Windows Explorer.
Last modified: 2004-02-17 08:45:38 UTC
I have an exported directory on Unix where the filenames have all kinds of
forbidden characters (*:>'& amongst others).
The directory has 386 files.
When I look at the directory from windows explorer, there are only 382 files.
When I start searching, there are indeed some files he does not list, but
those files have plain names (without any forbidden characters). (Also the
file before the files he does not show have plain names)
When I create a new file (Directly on AIX or via the Windows Explorer) he
suddenly shows all files, including the files I could not see before. When I
delete that file he goes back to the previous state (not showing all files).
Also when I do a dir from a cmd-box, the listing is complete.
When I try to create the file I cannot see, he gives the error "file already
When I set the option "Mangled Names" to "No", I see all the files. But I then
cannot directly open the files from Windows because of the forbidden
Choosing another "Mangle Character" does not help.
AIX level: 4.3.3 ML 10
Windows: Windows XP (with all updates from the update website)
Created attachment 145 [details]
The directory listing from AIX
This is the directory listing from AIX (With all files).
If you share a directory with these files in, you should be able to reproduce
(On Windows look at the file : EMILE_LINK_170-36203-001_NC_H700.model)
Sorry, but the 2.2 is not under development any longer.
If you can reproduce this bug against the latest 3.0 release,
please reopen this bug and change the version in the report.