MacOSX creates locked folders on SMB shares?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Arret, May 1, 2012.

  1. Arret, May 1, 2012
    Last edited: May 1, 2012

    Arret macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2012
    Hi there,

    I have noticed a reproduceable issue and was wondering if there's anything I can do about it. Haven't found the issue here with the search function...

    It seems that OSX lion creates folders on SMB shares that are not accessible by anybody if the folder is opened in Finder but was deleted on the remote host.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Browse your SMB shares in Finder and go into one folder where you have write access. e.g. MyServer/MyShare/MyFolder/
    2. Now on the remote host, delete the folder "MyFolder" which is open in Finder
    3. Go back to Finder and do something, e.g. browse to the folder "MyFolder" again. Which should not be possible as it was deleted
    4. Now OSX Lion created a folder called "MyFolder" on the remote host which cannot be accessed by the remote host or OSX Lion.
    5. Only way to delete the folder seems to be a reboot or chkdsk of the remote host. Really Annoying!

    Seems it can not always be reproduced, however I have enough such folders on my shares so it happens...
    Is there any way to turn this off?

    Thanks & br

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  2. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

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