Unable to copy to mapped DFS shared drive although works on the drive itself

A. De Decker 21 Reputation points
2021-07-30T11:34:49.607+00:00

We have a DFS Namespace \DomainName\Data which holds a Share \DomainName\Data\Level1 Under that Share, we have a subfolder \DomainName\Data\Level1\Level2 Level1 is Mapped as M: Level2 is Mapped as I: In I:\Folder, we have a File called Test.Txt. • IF we select I:\Folder\Test.txt and use RightClick-Copy + RightClick+Paste, a “Test - Copy.txt” will be created. • IF we select I:\Folder\Test.txt and use RightClick-Copy, go to M:\Level2\Folder and RightClick+Paste, we get an error saying that “Location is not available” ![119370-dfserror.jpg][1] • IF we select M:\Level2\Folder\Test.txt and use RightClick-Copy + RightClick+Paste, a “Test - Copy.txt” will be created, which proofs that there is NO rights issue. [1]: /api/attachments/119370-dfserror.jpg?platform=QnA

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  1. cthivierge 4,056 Reputation points
    2021-07-30T11:59:32.587+00:00

    So you have a DFS Namespace \DomainName\Data\

    Then, you have a folder called Data that is configured to target on \DomainName\Data\Level1

    From what i can see, this is the 2 mapped drives

    M:\ --> \DomainName\Data\Level1
    l:\ --> \DomainName\Data\Level1\Level2

    Is it possible that the source and the destination is the same ?

    Does both folders (Level1 and Level2) are on the same server ?


  2. cthivierge 4,056 Reputation points
    2021-07-30T12:39:17.863+00:00

    Ok but my question is why you want to copy a file from a source to a destination if both locations are the same ?
    Normally, you should get a popup that say that a file already exist and if you click on "replace", you will get an error that say that the file is used by another process

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