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Post by Lenp » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:06 pm

I am using a database that can open and read it's files from a USB drive or the same files copied to the local hard drive, but it will not read the same group of files from a NAS (network attached storage) drive. Windows explorer can access these, and all other files, on the NAS drive. and other software has no issue opening their associated files.
The software support says 'that's just the way it is' and there's no work around.

So, what's the difference between the way the files are stored in these locations? I thought that the Sneaker-Net died with the floppy!
Any ideas?
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Re: File question

Post by dyarker » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:35 pm

What happens when -

In Windows Explorer right click on the file stored on NAS, and select Open With, then select the database program?
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Re: File question

Post by Lenp » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:03 pm

Hi Dale,
I'll try that tomorrow but I suspect it will be the same. The file associations work because clicking the file in the NAS file launches the data base program, then it crashes while loading.
Will try anyway and let you know.
Thanks!
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Re: File question

Post by CeaSaR » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:25 pm

The NAS doesn't have either file encryption or file compression enabled, does it? Could affect how the files are dealt with.

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Re: File question

Post by Lenp » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:51 pm

Hi,
No compression or encryption.
It is an older Maxtor network drive. All systems and software have no problem accessing the files. I feel it is because it is a network drive and maybe here once was a version to handle file sharing and locking. I am not tying to use multiple users, just to access the data from different computers through a shared drive. I may try a local external drive, and share it to see if that works.

Few things to try, and to think that Novell NetWare had quirks!
Thanks all....
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Re: File question

Post by CeaSaR » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:17 pm

Is the NAS mounted with a drive letter, such as K: or L:, or is it via a different pathway? Could be the older DBase software cannot read past a certain letter or "needs" a path set in some setting.

Yeah, I've seen some weird crap over the years.

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