Files and folder not showing in finder or terminal, accessible with full path.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Stuart Miller, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Stuart Miller, Dec 8, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011

    Stuart Miller macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011

    I am having a strange problem with a mounted drive over a Cisco VPN. (To a IBM Unix based machine)

    I have connected to the drive (using SMB) and can view some files and folders but quite a few (Vital) folders are not showing up.

    They do not show in finder or terminal, but in terminal i can cd into the directory even though it won't show with ls or ls -a. In finder i can put the full path into "go to folder" and it will take me there as well though sometimes will kick me back up the structure to the point where the folder is not showing.

    Driving me crazy and googling it has not provided many leads,

    Permissions is the first thing that jumps out but as i said I can access the folders and also have a logmein account to a pc on the network which can view all folders and files fine.

    Any help please???
  2. StevenMeyer macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2011
    New York... Where Else?
    Can you generate a new file in these "hidden" directories?
  3. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

    Mar 5, 2009
    Are these DFS shares?

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