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Discussion in 'Networking' started by slider2, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. slider2

    slider2 Thread Starter

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    I have set up a small office network with two machines,
    OFFICE and LAPTOP.

    both running XP home

    after clicking on Robin's Documents on OFFICE I can
    see "my Documents in OFFICE" on the LAPTOP and all the
    files seem to be there ok

    when I try to open a file I get a couple of error
    messages before it will open, whick is rather tedious.
    Any suggestions to resolve this will be gratefully
    received.

    example File "filename.xls" in Robin's Documents on
    OFFICE (this seems to be called Robin's Documents when
    looking in C drive or My Documents on desktop)

    Click on file - error message " \\Office\My.xls could not
    be found. Check spelling and verify file name is
    correct ......)

    click OK

    error message - "Documents\filename.xls could not be
    found check spelling ect......

    click OK

    file opens normally

    if modified and save it saves back to OFFICE with no
    problems.
     
  2. Miz

    Miz

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    I've seen that problem solved by turning off the anti-virus "scan everything every time it's accessed" (whatever that's called in whatever AV you may have running) feature on the machine where the file you're trying to open resides.
     
  3. slider2

    slider2 Thread Starter

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    Don't see an option like that in Norton AV but next time I have the laptop hooked up I will try turning off the AV and the Firewall and see if that helps
     
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