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Thread: "unable to create the file" "the system cannot find the file specified"

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    Leo Wandersleb Guest

    "unable to create the file" "the system cannot find the file specified"

    hi *,

    after an update of our server (Windows Server 2003, 3 updates of at
    least the past 3 weeks) we can't create files from remote any more.

    bizarre is that
    - it is possible to copy files from c: to \\server\folder
    - it is possible to create folders at \\server\folder
    - it is possible to copy files from \\server\folder to \\server\folder
    - it is possible to edit files at \\server\folder
    - it is possible to "echo test>\\server\folder\test.txt"

    but as soon as for example MS-Access tries to create its lock file, this
    fails. Right click in a folder, create file whatsoever.doesn'tmatter
    results in "unable to create the file ... the system cannot find the
    file specified"

    ....

    day two now and we still can't write to those shares.
    Removing all 8 updates we installed yesterday didn't help.
    Dell support suggested to look into the "Security Policy".
    Meanwhile we experienced indeterministic occurrences of the error
    meaning that about every 2nd try to create a file succeeds what in my
    eyes means it has nothing to do with security policies and must be some bug.

    Greetings,

    LW


  2. #2
    Dave Patrick Guest

    Re: "unable to create the file" "the system cannot find the file specified" (already posted in microsoft.public.windows.file_system)

    The permissions are probably incorrect. Make sure the user has Read, Write,
    Execute, Delete, Change permissions on the folder where the backend DB is
    located and Read, Write, Execute, Change on the MDB itself.

    Also don't use mapped drive letter notation in any shortcuts. Better to use
    UNC explicit path calling executable and full qualified MDB path as
    argument.

  3. #3
    Leo Wandersleb Guest

    Re: "unable to create the file" "the system cannot find the filespecified" (already posted in microsoft.public.windows.file_system)

    Hi

    Thanx for the quick reply.

    Dave Patrick schrieb:
    > The permissions are probably incorrect. Make sure the user has Read,
    > Write, Execute, Delete, Change permissions on the folder where the
    > backend DB is located and Read, Write, Execute, Change on the MDB itself.
    >
    > Also don't use mapped drive letter notation in any shortcuts. Better to
    > use UNC explicit path calling executable and full qualified MDB path as
    > argument.


    Again like in m.p.w.file_system my request was misinterpreted as an
    MS-Access-issue. It is not! I get problems in many cases where I want
    to create files one of which is the Access case.

    Also it is very unlikely to me it is an issue of the folder rights as
    this happens only every 2nd try. And very surprisingly this is not a
    long time average but sometimes I get streaks of does/does not work over
    10 tries.

    As far as I can tell, the Avira virus scan is disabled now, too.


    Greetings,

    LW

  4. #4
    Dave Patrick Guest

    Re: "unable to create the file" "the system cannot find the file specified" (already posted in microsoft.public.windows.file_system)

    Well then consider my response only in the case of the Access issue. Since
    multi-posting is generally counter productive this I'll drop off of this
    thread.

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