Delete the file via mapped drive--no problem; delete via My Documents shortcut--"cannot find the specified file" message but it deletes it anyway RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are redirecting user home folders ("My Documents") to a Windows 2008 server (e.g. \\stor401\it ).  When users then delete files via the My Documents shortcut they get the message "cannot delete...cannot find the specified file"; when they click OK on that message the file deletes anyway, contrary to the error message.  If I provide them a mapped drive letter to the exact same location (\\stor401\it ) and they drill down to the file via the mapped drive letter then they are able to delete *without* the error message.  

    If I change the My Documents path to reference the mapped drive letter mentioned above and then I drill down to the file via the My Documents shortcut and delete the file then the error condition *returns*.  

    Somehow the system has a problem with deleting the file via the special My Documents shortcut.

    This behavior is happening on multiple Windows XP clients for multiple users.  It does not happen when deleting folders; only files.

    I've seen references suggesting I change the "noaliasingonfilesystem" registry entry to "0" but that didn't help.


    Friday, July 20, 2012 2:55 PM


  • Hi,

    This can be a temporary issue, you may restart the computer to check the result.

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    Friday, July 20, 2012 3:15 PM