Renaming a folder at root level of a Net Folder via Desktop client blocks further operations on that folder

  • 7015971
  • 09-Dec-2014
  • 19-Dec-2014

Environment

Novell Filr 1.1

Situation

If a Net Folder is defined at the root level and a user renames a folder at this level using the Filr Desktop client, the folder gets renamed successfully but any further operations (add/modify/rename/delete) fail.

For example:
  1. Define Net Folder Server called "NFS1" at: \\192.168.10.10\Volume123
  2. Define Net Folder called "NF1" with an empty relative path (so it's pointed at the root)
  3. Sync down "NF1" using Desktop client and suppose we have a folder named "Folder1"
  4. Rename "Folder1" to "Folder123"
  5. Notice that "Folder123" will not allow any operations such as add/modify/delete/rename

Resolution

A fix for this issue is available in the Filr 1.1 Hot Patch 1, available via the Novell Patch Finder.

Cause

Renaming a folder at the root level is inserting an extra \ in the path for the renamed folder thereby causing the path to become invalid.

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