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On Debian Squeeze, I have a drive mounted (formatted ntfs) under samba.

While it seems to act generally fine, if a Windows client (Windows 7) creates a new file or folder on it (as opposed to copying one over from the local machine), that file does not appear until the user refreshes the folder window, whereupon they can then name the file in the usual way. This does not happen with Mac clients, which show the new file immediately.

Does anyone know what I can do about this?

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whats the details, What OS is serving the share? is the share name the same as the folder name? –  Shutupsquare Jul 15 '11 at 22:18
    
The OS is GNU/Linux, the distro is Debian and the version is Squeeze. The share name is in upper case, the folder name is in lower case, but otherwise they are the same, yes. –  user187150 Jul 23 '11 at 21:46
    
Try changing the share name as I've seen this before, since case is Irelavant in smb it could fix your issue. –  Shutupsquare Jul 23 '11 at 22:54
    
Wow! That did it! Thanks Steve (BTW I've got all your movies - my favourite is the Man With Two Brains) –  user187150 Jul 26 '11 at 16:55
    
Aww man you have no idea how many Steve Martin quotes i get in a day glad it helped –  Shutupsquare Jul 27 '11 at 7:39
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