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On a computer that is running Windows Vista, you create a subfolder in a shared folder. When you try to rename the subfolder, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
The <Shared Folder Name> folder does not exist. The file may have been moved or deleted.
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Additionally, if you try to save a file to the shared folder, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
There has been a network or file permission error. The network connection may be lost.

Note You use Microsoft System Management Server 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack to deploy Windows Vista to the computer.


This issue occurs because the client-side cache database that the Offline Files feature uses was corrupted when Windows Vista was deployed. This behavior causes a missing registry value in the registry.


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Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start
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    , click Run, type Regedit.exe, and then press OK.

    Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    Note Create the Parameters registry subkey if it does not exist. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    3. Type Parameters, and then press ENTER.
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type FormatDatabase, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer to apply the change.


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Article ID: 934160 - Last Review: June 28, 2012 - Revision: 17.0
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