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Unreadable Word97 file names

By slosco ·
I work with a Netware5 server and Win98/95 workstations. One of my stations cannot read file names or open files going through the shortcuts for Word. These files are stored on a network drive. If I browse the network drive and double-click the worddoc it will open up otherwise using word an I/O error occurs. I have reinstalled Office97 and applies all the patches and reran my IBM_ENU for novell client setup to no effect. What is causing this? I think it has to be more closely related to the network since I can see and open files by opening them up in their directory. Any help would be appreciated.

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by Mad Max In reply to Unreadable Word97 file na ...

Is the 95 machine set up under networking to reconnect all drives at logon??? It sounds like word times out while connecting whereas the preconnected network drive view has already got the info. The other possible is a failure to resolve UNC paths correctly... Can you ping the server OK???

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by bsours In reply to Unreadable Word97 file na ...

There is a simple registry fix for this, open regedit.

Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Word\Options

Add DWORD value, name it DontUseUNC and set the decimal value to 1

This forces WORD to use Mapped drive letters rather than UNC. This was caused by the SR-2 version of Office 97.

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