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Cannot write to WEBDAV folder in Windows 7

Hi,
I have successfully mapped my Alfresco WEBDAV URL to a Windows drive and am able to open document for reading. I still have two issues, though:

1) When I try to copy a file from my Windows 7 desktop (e.g. "catalina.out") to one of the Alfresco folders within my "Sandbox" Share site, Windows shows an error message saying "File catalina.out is too big for the destination file system". The file is actually created with a size of 0 bytes. Of course, there is enough space for a 175KB file - I have copied the debug log to this message (see below)

2) Second issue I have is that when I open a file from the WEBDAV folder with MS Word (2010), nothing happens. The file is not opened, MS Word does not freeze. I can just continue working with it, but would not be able to actually open the file from the WEBDAV folder. Copying the file to a local drive and opening from there works perfectly (see second log)

Anyone having the same issues? Unfortunately SMB is not an alternative to me, as my providers do block the relevant port numbers.
I'm running Alfresco version 3.3.0 (G 2785) schema 4009.

Best regards,
Andreas

_________________ LOG 1 - COPY FILE TO ALFRESCO _____________________________

20:22:11,784 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/FrontOffice/desktop.ini
20:22:11,793 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND is returning status code: 404
20:22:11,793 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 9ms to execute
20:22:13,271 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav
20:22:13,286 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 15ms to execute
20:22:13,406 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav
20:22:13,503 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 97ms to execute
20:22:13,780 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:13,792 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND is returning status code: 404
20:22:13,792 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 12ms to execute
20:22:13,956 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PUT on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:13,956 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Parsing If header: null
20:22:14,667 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PUT took 711ms to execute
20:22:14,787 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request LOCK on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:14,787 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Parsing If header: null
20:22:14,788 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Timeout=3600, depth=-1
20:22:14,791 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Locking node:
user: andreas.wilmsmeier
path: /Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:15,294 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] LOCK took 507ms to execute
20:22:15,470 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:15,505 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 35ms to execute
20:22:15,649 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request LOCK on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:15,649 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Parsing If header: null
20:22:15,650 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Timeout=3600, depth=-1
20:22:15,653 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Locking node:
user: andreas.wilmsmeier
path: /Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:16,246 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] LOCK took 597ms to execute

____________LOG 2 - Opening in MS Word _______________________________

20:32:47,793 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 210ms to execute
20:32:48,037 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Accounting/documentLibrary/Buchhaltung/2007/Debitorisch
20:32:48,100 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Accounting/documentLibrary/Buchhaltung/2007/Spesenabrechnung
20:32:48,100 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Accounting/documentLibrary/Buchhaltung/2007/Kreditorisch
20:32:48,282 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 182ms to execute
20:32:48,465 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 365ms to execute
20:32:49,029 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 992ms to execute
20:32:49,230 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Accounting/documentLibrary/Buchhaltung/2007/Debitorisch
20:32:49,928 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 698ms to execute
20:32:50,076 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Accounting/documentLibrary/Buchhaltung/2007/Debitorisch/desktop.ini
20:32:50,087 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND is returning status code: 404
20:32:50,087 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 11ms to execute
20:32:52,082 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request GET on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Accounting/documentLibrary/Buchhaltung/2007/Debitorisch/2007-01%20-%20Rechnung%20-%2020070831%20-%20Reutax.docx
20:32:52,591 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] GET took 509ms to execute
20:32:52,884 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites
20:32:52,984 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 100ms to execute
20:32:52,985 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Accounting/documentLibrary/Buchhaltung/2007/Debitorisch/Thumbs.db
20:32:53,004 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND is returning status code: 404
20:32:53,004 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 19ms to execute
20:33:13,303 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request GET on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Accounting/documentLibrary/Buchhaltung/2007/Debitorisch/2007-12%20-%20Rechnung%20-%2020071126%20-%20Reutax.docx
20:33:13,939 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] GET took 636ms to execute
20:33:14,360 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav
20:33:14,374 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 14ms to execute
20:33:14,436 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/desktop.ini
20:33:14,441 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND is returning status code: 404
20:33:14,442 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 6ms to execute
20:33:14,564 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav
20:33:14,655 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 91ms to execute
20:33:14,890 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav
20:33:15,014 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 124ms to execute
20:33:15,309 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Guest%20Home
20:33:15,312 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/User%20Homes
20:33:15,335 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 26ms to execute
20:33:15,409 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Imap%20Home
20:33:15,421 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Web%20Deployed
20:33:15,492 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Data%20Dictionary
20:33:15,551 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 130ms to execute
20:33:15,553 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 241ms to execute
20:33:15,564 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Guest%20Home
20:33:15,609 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 45ms to execute
20:33:15,656 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 247ms to execute
20:33:15,775 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Web%20Deployed
20:33:15,793 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Web%20Projects
20:33:15,798 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/User%20Homes
20:33:15,801 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 26ms to execute
20:33:15,845 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 52ms to execute

Re: Cannot write to WEBDAV folder in Windows 7

Another observation: When using a 3rd party file synchronizer, I can update Alfresco documents without any issues.
The problem seems to be caused by either Windows 7. Maybe there's another element of the WEBDAV protocol that Windows 7 expects and Alfresco does not support (like PROPPATCH?).
Or is this a configuration issue with my Windows or Alfresco installation?
Does anybody else have this problem?
Andreas

Re: Cannot write to WEBDAV folder in Windows 7

I have precisely the same problem when copying new files - I would love a solution dearly.

Working with/updating files already on Alfresco seems to work OK.

Re: Cannot write to WEBDAV folder in Windows 7

I actually created a JIRA issue for this: https://issues.alfresco.com/jira/browse/ALF-2587

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