//server\data\shares\users\folder\filename.wtf

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  1. DasmanCC

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    instead of G:\folder\filename.wtf

    What fubar'd my path like that? The footer's are going to draw some attention on the buried deep files. It started doing it after that Vista patch about a week ago.

    Thought I'd toss it here before I started looking (in case it's something obvious).
     
  2. Solayce

    Solayce Would you like some making **** BERSERKER!!! Staff Member

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    Not exactly sure what you're talking about? It's not abnormal to see both instances as long as \\server\data\shares\users is where G: maps to.
     
  3. DasmanCC

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    Lemmie try again.

    I map "//server\data\shares\users\dasmancc" as "G:"

    When say I open a Word document, and add the path to the footer, instead of displaying "G:\worddoc.doc" like it normally does, it is displaying "//server\data\shares\users\dasmancc\worddoc.doc". It's overwriting the center footer position info on some things.

    Weird is all I can say. I'm having some trouble searching for it on MS' site because shittons of stuff comes up with map network drive path filename type words. It's not an Office thing I don't think b/c my explorer window is doing it too.
     
  4. Quintain

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    What you are seeing is the difference between mapped network drives and the stuff under my network places.

    Basically, MS word opened the file and saved the network path as the location where it opened the file instead of your mapped network drive letter (which can change).

    Change the auto-text on the header/footer from filename and path to just filename...and that will likely fix your overlap problem.
     
  5. Solayce

    Solayce Would you like some making **** BERSERKER!!! Staff Member

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    From a Sys Admin standpoint, it's actually better that it is going that, due to what Quint said about map letters changing.
     
  6. DasmanCC

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    Right, but why did it choose this all of a sudden? I can't find a setting anywhere to change. I know I didn't manually do it. And like I said, it's not just in Office where I notice whole path listed now. All of my paths everywhere (Explorer, My Computer, etc) are like this now. Anywhere I drill down to files lists this long way now.

    WTF did G: leave me? :cry:

    G: and J: are part of our logon scripts. They will never change. I could see the value of the full path in that case but think about what it's doing to every report I print. So far no one's said anything, and I've manually typed the footer on the distribution reports. People won't even know what that is or how to start to get to the file if they wanted to access it. It's not practical to use the full path.
     
  7. Solayce

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    Never say never on changes to infrastructure. Who knows what will happen in 10 years time. Having G: and J: explicitly used in a logon script is not a good idea at all.

    I understand your frustration, though. Also Tuesday was patch Tuesday, so this is probably what caused it. There probably is a setting you can change somewhere.

    In a bit I will logon to my Vista test box and let you know if I see anything.
     
  8. Solayce

    Solayce Would you like some making **** BERSERKER!!! Staff Member

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    Unless of course the logon scripts auto maps those things. :crazy2:
     
  9. DasmanCC

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    net use g: .....
    net use j: .....

    Some of us have a few more depending what apps we're using or running on our computers.

    =)
     
  10. Quintain

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    If any other mechanism mounts a drive to G: (or used to) and mounts prior to your logon scripts, it will sieze the drive letter and your net logon will fail to mount the drive, but the network resource is still available.

    Daemon Tools does this.. usb drives, etc. ]

    Go into Disk Management and check to see what drive letters are assigned to what resources and reassign as you desire.

    Where is Kamara when you need him? :tongue:
     
  11. DasmanCC

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    Quint,

    The assigning is fine. We only assign G, J, Y, Z depending on which computer it is. It's not that there's a problem with any of that. Remember, we have the old ass computer with Server 2000 and zero fancy stuff around here. It's just the display or way my computer happens to show the path. No one else's is doing it, and I'm the only with Vista.

    When I click the nasty paste, it shows the one it usually used. Previously, the bottom was the norm.
     

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  12. Quintain

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    Right. What I'm talking about is the drive letter that is being assigned on your computer. It has nothing to do with your server path. All Drive letter assignments are done locally.

    Look in disk management and see what is using the G:\ drive.

    What your screenshot shows me is that Word is using the mechanism of My Network Places to access the file instead of using the Mapped Network Drive mechanism.

    If you have G:\ drive mapped correctly, go into regedit and remove the UNC path entry for that document...and the next time you open the .doc through your G:\ drive, you'll likely see the correct information.
     
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    I'm fixing to check what you told me to but my picture's not Word; it's just me clicking Computer on the desktop and using it to navigate directories.
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  14. Quintain

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    Ok, open up my computer and show me the main window that should show all your regular drives in one section and the mapped ones in the one below it.
     
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    I've been trying to find when it started and the best I can date back to is between 5/12 & 6/3. 5/12 is the last 'normal' footer printer and 6/3 is the first 'long' version. I think you're on to something with the UNC though. Here's the ss:
     

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    Ok, G:\ looks like it is mapped correctly.. so the display thing in word has to be a MS Word setting. What version of Word are you using on Vista?
     
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    Office 2007. But I haven't changed my settings damnit! I just pulled up the same file on another machine running Office 2003, and it was fine. So it's at least just my machine too.
     
  18. Quintain

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    My bet is that you did it inadvertantly. I would save and close your file, delete all recent documents from your Start Menu, and then use windows explorer to re-open the file using the G:\ drive. See if that changes the header/footer info.

    Does the header info show up as a hyperlink?
     
  19. DasmanCC

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    Could this be something to do with me having my computer on with a few files open while the server was rebooted. I left these particular files on my screen overnight the same night our server restarted iirc.

    Doing what you said seems to be working as noted below:

    Going through the G drive to open all these files seems to work (footers' paths update to G now). Why does going via a quick launch shortcut fubar it again? Gonna delete history and reboot to see what happens on a restart.

    EDIT: After restart, it all seems to be in order. I still don't know what the fuck happened and I guess I didn't remember the My Computer window well enough. My wife just sent a ss of hers and it looks like mine does (and acts like it apparently with that single click bringing the exact pathname). So it looks like you were right Quint. I fekkird up my Office somehow.

    Thanks a bunch! Now I have to got plug back in footers where I typed it. /sigh
     
  20. Quintain

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    Very likely because the shortcut in the quicklaunch bar stores the shortcut as \\servername etc etc etc. It's a much more common nomenclature in the computing world than using drive letters. Windows is the only os that still uses drive letters. Personally, I wish they would get away from it.