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8274 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2010 12:05 AM by PeteTheViking
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2010 1:55 AM (in response to L. R.)Hi.
Having a similiar issue with 10.6.3 server and clients. Intermittent "jumpy" Finder on clients. Don´t think we have any accented letters. However we use swedish letters "ÅÄÖ".
If you find any solution, please post it here...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2010 7:57 AM (in response to L. R.)Hi L.R.
I've seen the problem on our server too. But it's not only on servers, it's on all AFP sharepoint. It even happened on my external HD connected to my Airport extreme. I connect to it via AFP and get the problem. Unlike the guy with accented characters though, I have folders that display the problem that don't have accented characters, although, we use them too because we are speaking french also, as the guy from the link. The "solution" is to use something other than AFP, so we choose SMB, which brings other kinds of problem because it doesn't deal with special characters like _ . , [ ]* which we use sometimes in files and folder names. I'm still searching for a good solution to this problem. I've been in contact with apple and all they can tell me is that they need more data to be able to help me, but since the problem doesn't append in the log, what can I send? I've even posted a movie on youtube that show the problem!
if you want to look at it...
Lets hope apple fixes this issue before we switch platform.
JeffiMac 24", core 2 duo, 2.8Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 4Gb RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2010 11:54 AM (in response to L. R.)Got the same problem at two of my coustmers.
The also having problems whit folders showing as duplicates. If you remove the duplicate, the original disappears to.Macpro, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 10.6.3 server and client.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2010 4:38 AM (in response to Johan Kjellman)I would like to also contribute to this thread. I have similar problem with two of my customers' environments.
However I think that problem is not the 10.6.x server. I think problem is 10.6.x client connecting to server.
At one of customers I upgraded client computer to 10.6.3 and it started to finder. Customer uses scandinavian letters in path names.MBP 15", Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2010 8:25 AM (in response to Liljeberg)I confirm that the problem is not tied to a 10.6 file server.
We have a 10.6.4 iMac showing the same strange behaviour while accessing a shared folder from one volume of a 10.4.11 MacOSX Server.
The iMac client is running the French version of MacOSX, and all questionable names are French names with diacritics.
Jo LejeuneiMac Intel 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2010 4:53 AM (in response to L. R.)Hallo everybody. It looks like I have the same problem...
It is a german server and we created a video.
What do you guys think of that.
Is it the same problem... Please look at the video.
Thanx in advance.. !!
MikeMacPro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2010 2:33 AM (in response to Leif Carlsson)Yes. I know.
But it seems that it is not only happen on folders with special Characters.
It happens to folders without any special Characters too.
I really do not know what to do now!!MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2010 10:27 AM (in response to mike.habermeier)Yep, same here! Really strange... The problem comes and goes for us on our AFP shares.
And we have an interesting twist; if I have a folder with a Swedish accented character e.g. "ä" as the second character in the name, the first letter of the folder name will sometimes flip between upper and lower case every 2-3 seconds. How's that for weird?
Other symptoms include being ejected to the top level of the folder hierarchy without reason and multiple visible "copies" of the top-level folder. Clicking the correct folder becomes a cat-and-mouse game as they flash around on the screen...
Anyway, it's driving us crazy so Apple needs to find a solution quickly. Until then I will skip non-english chars in folder names and see if we can get some relief.
Message was edited by: PeteTheVikingiMac, Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), w/ OS X Server
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2010 12:05 AM (in response to PeteTheViking)Update report: OK, I removed swedish accented letters (ÅÖÄåöä) from the top-level folder names on our AFP server share and...
*...the problem is gone!! No more jumping folders!!*
Yez, who would have thought that you couldn't have national characters in foldernames in OS X? It's 2010 after all...iMac, Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), OS X Server