Quark Express across a network

By AlbertLionheart
Oct 24, 2008
  1. Why do I find the weird ones?
    2 networked systems, both running XP (1 on SPI, the other SPII), Both running Quark Express v8. Files saved and closed on the local machine in a shared folder are not available to the other machine. The error message is 'file not available (file open)' No offer or a read only version. Turning it all off sometimes clears the error. It only happens with this app - all other apps are fine. Changing to another spreadsheet is not an option,
    Any ideas anyone?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,143   +595

    Sounds like you want both systems to SHARE a folder so the other system can
    access the files.
    I assume your other shares are working correctly???
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    Hi Jobeard
    The files are in shared folders which contain other files which share quite happily and in both directions. I am convinced it is a problem with Quark files - and not all of them. Cannot see any differences in the ones that will open and the ones that won't.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,143   +595

    Check the NTFS Security permissions on the files
    go to the folder, right click the file -> properties -> Security Tab

    Ususally you get three entries
    • administrators (group)
    • UserName
    • System
    Click Add, enter Users and then Click Check names which will format the name
    for NTFS

    select the new Users Group name and give it Full Control

    Click apply
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    An alternate suggestion. I have OE on two computers that are networked. I do not 'share' the folders. But by leaving a copy of the email on the server, I can download the same email to either-or both- of the computers. If you have access this way, you don't need to set up 'sharing':

    Open OE> Tools> Accounts> Mail> Properties> Advanced tab> Delivery section: CHECK 'leave copy of mail on server'> CHECK 'remove mail from server when mail is deleted from Deleted Items box'> Apply> OK.

    The reason for the second check is that the server has a limit as too how many email it will hold. By deleting the Deleted Items box contents periodically, you clear the mail from the server. This works well for me. There are no separate accounts set up for this and I can access the same email on either computer.
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    Thanks Jobeard - will give that a try but I am pretty confident that each machine has only one user account and that has admin status...
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