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Windows 7: Certain files not visible to other users

04 May 2011   #1
bhakeman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Certain files not visible to other users

Our AutoCAD Drawings are saved in a server shared by everyone. Certain drawings that I created recently, are only visible in windows explorer on my pc (connected to the network), but they aren't visible when other users open the same folder on their computer. Is there a 'hidden to others' feature that may have been selected that I am not aware of? This is an odd one for me.

When I have the dwg file open, the .dwl file is visible to all, but not the dwg.


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05 May 2011   #2
bhakeman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Update, I copied the dwg file one level up in the directory and the file was visible to everyone. I then copied it back into the folder it needed to be in, replacing the original, and now it's visible to all.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bhakeman View Post
Our AutoCAD Drawings are saved in a server shared by everyone. Certain drawings that I created recently, are only visible in windows explorer on my pc (connected to the network), but they aren't visible when other users open the same folder on their computer. Is there a 'hidden to others' feature that may have been selected that I am not aware of? This is an odd one for me.

When I have the dwg file open, the .dwl file is visible to all, but not the dwg.
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05 May 2011   #3
bhakeman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

My 'fix' didn't solve the problem for all of my drawings. Just the one. It looks like the issue is with only one folder in the directory. I can copy the drawings to any folder in the server, except the one it needs to be stored in and it is visible to all.

We don't use any Data Management-type software (ie check-in/check-out) of our files.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bhakeman View Post
Update, I copied the dwg file one level up in the directory and the file was visible to everyone. I then copied it back into the folder it needed to be in, replacing the original, and now it's visible to all.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bhakeman View Post
Our AutoCAD Drawings are saved in a server shared by everyone. Certain drawings that I created recently, are only visible in windows explorer on my pc (connected to the network), but they aren't visible when other users open the same folder on their computer. Is there a 'hidden to others' feature that may have been selected that I am not aware of? This is an odd one for me.

When I have the dwg file open, the .dwl file is visible to all, but not the dwg.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 May 2011   #4
bhakeman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I tried looking at the Security tab under the file properties and found that I wasn't able to see who had read/write access. If I copy/pasted the file into a different folder within the server, I was able to see the security tab. I attached a screenshot of how the file information looks on my end. I am able to see all of the security information of the other files within this folder, but as soon as the files in question are moved into this folder, no one else can see them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bhakeman View Post
My 'fix' didn't solve the problem for all of my drawings. Just the one. It looks like the issue is with only one folder in the directory. I can copy the drawings to any folder in the server, except the one it needs to be stored in and it is visible to all.

We don't use any Data Management-type software (ie check-in/check-out) of our files.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bhakeman View Post
Update, I copied the dwg file one level up in the directory and the file was visible to everyone. I then copied it back into the folder it needed to be in, replacing the original, and now it's visible to all.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bhakeman View Post
Our AutoCAD Drawings are saved in a server shared by everyone. Certain drawings that I created recently, are only visible in windows explorer on my pc (connected to the network), but they aren't visible when other users open the same folder on their computer. Is there a 'hidden to others' feature that may have been selected that I am not aware of? This is an odd one for me.

When I have the dwg file open, the .dwl file is visible to all, but not the dwg.


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06 May 2011   #5
bhakeman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Blame it on Windows Sync... is there anyway to disable this. I clicked on "Manage Offline Files" and the button "Disable Offline Files" is greyed out. IT wants me to wait until it's done with it's sync to see if I can disable it, then.
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