This is a minor thing, but it relates to a bigger problem I'll post about separately.
If network mapped drives are not available when DO starts, it shows the red X on the drive icon. But if that drive becomes available, shouldn't the tree update itself? (I don't mean it should be watching for it, I mean, when I manually CLICK on a drive and the lister shows the files - then it's operational - but the treeview still shows the red X) I have verified that Windows Explorer doesn't do this (I am on Windows 7 64bit)
I think this may relate issues I've had for a long time with the treeview not updating itself as new folders are created or existing folders deleted - for network mapped drive. More on that in another post.
One other note - possibly related - is that I have noticed that the tree does not refresh consistently on network drives when new folders are created. I have attempted all versions of the Refresh command and none seem to refresh the tree. And the same is true if there are hidden folders (on local drives) and I click the link in the status bar to show them - the tree won't refresh no matter what I do.
Well.... I have mapped drives to 1: other physical computers running Windows (nothing > Win7) 2: VMs (using Oracle VirtualBox) running both Win7 and Linux and 3: physical computers running various Linux flavors (and an OpenBSD), which of course use samba. And I've seen this on every one of them.
Yes - this is ONLY an issue with the treeview - file display is fine.
File Explorer - aka Windows Explorer on Win7 - no issues - no red Xs and all mapped drives fine, treeviews fine. This is all Win7 (+ Linux) - I no longer use Win10 (and feel your pain when you're working around the bugs in that monstrosity!). In fact right now, I just rebooted, and DO gives me red Xs but Explorer does not. If I click on the drives in DO they are there and just fine.
Look it's not a huge issue honestly - I just wish the refreshing problem was manageable more easily. I've created scripts and buttons and at times I just can't get the thing to refresh until I exit.
The red Xs are annoying but "meh" I can get around that if I wanna hack this poor Win7 even further! LOL (I've already built a visual style that hacks up the window chrome and every other thing LOL)
Don't sweat it - but if I can help you figure it out - I'm happy to do so. I can't be that unique someone else must be experiencing some of this.
One other detail I'm not sure I mentioned is that I have folders shared on my workstation which I map to a drive letter on this same workstation so that I have consistency with pathnames on other machines. So for example Q: on my workstation points to a share also on this workstation.
Also - the refresh issue - with creating folders and having them not appear in the tree - this does NOT happen with any Linux shares. Wait - it might, I haven't tested, but my reports were all Windows->Windows. The ONLY problem that involves any Linux/samba is with the mapped drive icon with the red X - and this ALSO I have confirmed (and first saw) on Windows shares to both the same machine and other machines. And VMs. (sorry, I realize this is a complex topography to follow)
PS: Honestly I don't think this is worth spending time on if nobody else is having the issue - but if you could help me get a working Refresh-Tree button that for me is all I really need.