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*brg
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Unexplainable: "Unable to write to that directory"

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02-01-2002 06:03 AM
One particular user
R14.01
One particular network project subdirectory, call it 020123\Details
Everyone has full rights to that dir in Netware
Win2K

That user can create, modify and delete any file in that directory,
including DWG files, through Windows or even with AutoCAD 2002.

However, if that user tries to open or save any DWG file in that
directory with R14, he gets an "AutoCAD Alert" dialog saying "Unable to
write to that directory. Do you want to continue."

That user has no problems with other directories.

Another subdirectory in the project, call it 020123\Civil was unused and
had identical Netware rights, so I copied all files from 020123\Details
to 020123\Civil, renamed 020123\Details to 020123\BadDetails, and
renamed 020123\Civil to 020123\Details.
Thereafter, everything in the "new" 020123\Details worked fine.
020123\BadDetails continued to exhibit the problem.

I don't see how it can be a Netware rights issue because it only
exhibits in R14 and only in that one directory with that one user.

I know of no mechanism in AutoCAD R14 that would account for this. I
bypassed all customization with .OPEN and .SAVE.

It is user-specific because when I logged in on my machine as that user,
I could duplicate the problem.

Wierd, huh?

- Rusty

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B. Rustin (Rusty) Gesner, MIS/CAD Director
Group Mackenzie, Architects and Engineers
(rusty@group-a.com - opinions expressed are mine only)
*martin, jason
Message 2 of 3 (583 Views)

Re: Unexplainable: "Unable to write to that directory"

02-01-2002 06:50 AM in reply to: *brg
Rusty-
Have you tried deleting and re-creating the user?

It doesn't really make sense, but then neither does any of the stuff that's happening...
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jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
*brg
Message 3 of 3 (583 Views)

Re:

02-01-2002 07:42 AM in reply to: *brg
After sleuthing:

Another user was in that particular folder when they set their folder view settings in
Windows 2000 back to Windows Classic. This created a "Folder Settings" folder, a Desktop.ini
file and a Folder.htt file which caused the problems.
Why that affected this user in such a bizarre way, and only in R14, remains unexplained.

- Rusty

jason martin wrote:

> Rusty-
> Have you tried deleting and re-creating the user?
>
> It doesn't really make sense, but then neither does any of the stuff that's happening...
> --
> jason martin
> frankfurt-short-bruza
>
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

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B. Rustin (Rusty) Gesner, MIS/CAD Director
Group Mackenzie, Architects and Engineers
(rusty@group-a.com - opinions expressed are mine only)

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