Opening Files From A Networked Server

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  1. Se7eN_is_me macrumors newbie

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    I've got a Macintosh G4 running OS 9.0.4, the networked server it connects to is a Dell Powervault 725N.


    When browsing the server through the Network Browser viewing of files/folders is almost instentaneous. Though when browsed through an application, say: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark ect. the 'open' file list takes upwards of 10 minutes to populate fully, and to make matters worse, once you browse into a folder then go back up to the original directory the list has to re-populate, resulting in more wait time.

    Overall network utilization is minimal (8 PC's, 1 Macintosh, 1 Dell Server)- so it's not an issue related to lack of resources or too much traffic.

    Is this an issue with OS 9 or are there some settings to be enabled/disabled/set in order to expediate population of the list without leaving out new or updated files?

    If you need more system specs for either the Macintosh or the Server it connects to just ask.

    Thanks for any help, it's much appreciated-
     
  2. Se7eN_is_me thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was under the impression this was a help forum... or perhaps my question is just too technical for you all, being its been nearly a month and not one response.. but several views..

    Is there another board perhaps more technical that I can take my questions too that may have some answers?

    Or should I just give up for this place... and move on somewhere else?
     
  3. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i'm sorry, i don't have any expertise in OS 9, and hardly any familiarity with it. there may be a setting that you need to tweak (have you checked around for anything obvious?), but it seems more likely to me that it's just a problem with the operating system. i wouldn't give up on this place, though. i think there are probably people around who can help.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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