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Hi all.

I have a problem that I've never come across before, so I thought maybe one of the guys here could help.

I have a client who works off network drives. They have a folder called Group Data mapped as a network drive on several machines. The idea is that everyone in the office can work off the same documents and changes that one makes should be visible to everyone. The problem is that on some documents, the changes that one person makes, is not visible to the other ones. Basically, on one PC the document says modified 17/07/2013, on the others it says 06/06/2013. The weird part is that not all documents are affected, some reflect changes across all the computers. How is this possible when it's all on the same network drive?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Jared
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What OS is server with the networked folder running on?
When the first person opens a document, the file should be locked and the next person opens it in readonly mode.
Maybe some of them are opening a cached local readonly copy or looking in a different duplicate folder?
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The server is running Windows XP, the two client machines are running Windows 7. They don't open them at the same time(so far as i know), it's more like the one wants the other to see what changes they've made etc. Is there a way to stop them using local cached versions? Maybe disconnect and reconnect the network drives?
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Is there an error message similar to "filename.doc is locked for editing" when the 2nd person tries to open the document?
and look in the shared folder properties and see Offline files is enable. If it is disable it.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/csc_overview.mspx?mfr=true
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No, no errors like that. It's just that the one computer doesn't reflect the changes made by the other one. Even the modified dates don't change.
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Sorry, I didn't get a subscription email so I didn't see you replied.
If there's no locked file error message, its not opening the same file. Did you try disabling Offline files? If that does not work, try remapping the network drive again.
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