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    The Magical reappearing files

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    Users delete files from their area… log off and when they log back on again the files have reappeared… any idea why this is happening and how to stop it ?

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    Are you working with redirected My Documents?

    And roaming profiles?

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    have the machines been ranger at any time?

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    And what are you running? XP/Vista clients? Windows Server 2003?

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    Do you have Shadow Copies or Offline files configured? Are you using DFS?

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    Is it actually deleting the file? When you have deleted it refresh explorer see if it comes back. What happens if you get rid of it on the server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Are you working with redirected My Documents?

    And roaming profiles?
    No it's through My computer and thier home drive


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    have the machines been ranger at any time?
    They all have Ranger on

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    And what are you running? XP/Vista clients? Windows Server 2003?
    XP / Server 2003

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    Do you have Shadow Copies or Offline files configured? Are you using DFS?
    Shadow yes, Offline No..

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    Is it actually deleting the file? When you have deleted it refresh explorer see if it comes back.
    It comes back

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    Hmmm... I'm assuming this one isn't solved. Will ponder further and use this post as a nudge.

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    So if you delete a folder it comes back as soon as you delete it?

    Maybe its something for a bit of software? What type of files are in the folder?

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    I highly doubt Shadow Copies is causing this behaviour. Shadow Copies simply allows users to manually restore files to previous versions (for whatever reason).

    My instinct tells me this is something to do with Ranger. Have you contacted their support about this?

    And by the sounds of things, you are using redirected My Documents. It might be that Ranger brand it something different in their server management/group policies.

    Can I presume that users can save new data with no problems and move data to a sub directory/folder, again with no problems? Do you have Quotas enabled on your server volumes?

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    We have this problem with our admin network, teachers on laptops with roaming profiles.

    Sometimes whole folders go missing, most of the time deleted files/folders just reappear.

    I find making sure the recycle bin is emptied before logging off helps keep the deleted files away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    IDo you have Quotas enabled on your server volumes?
    Yes I do

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