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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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That Problematic File Pile

File problems can be classified into several categories:

  • Inability to use a file (read, write, delete).

  • Resource problems (out of disk space).

  • Files are corrupted.

Several techniques can be used to name your pain for these troubles; because there’s more than one problem, there’s more than one shooting iron you can use.

Access Denied

A file access problem usually manifests itself in a user saying that he can’t write or read a file. Alternatively, a user might see the following message:

This file is already open, and can only be opened read-only 

This can be caused by a few things:

  • Someone has set the file to be read-only to protect it from casual overwriting.

  • The user lacks the proper security permissions to access the ...

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