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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you use the Microsoft Client for Microsoft Networks, a file on a Microsoft networking server (such as a Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 95, Microsoft Windows for Workgroups, or Microsoft LAN Manager server) may become damaged or may contain invalid data if multiple workstations access the file at the same time.
The network redirector (Vredir.vxd) caches data locally for files it accesses on a Microsoft networking server. If the file size does not change or if the last modified time does not change within a two-second period, the redirector reads file data from the locally stored cache rather than from the file on the server.
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This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95:
VREDIR.VXD version 4.00.1112 (dated 2/11/97) and later
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
This update resolves this issue by disabling caching on all FileOpen calls only if the following binary value is present in the registry: