Remote files may become corrupted when you use Visual Studio 6.0 SP5 on a Windows 2000 SP4-based computer to open and to modify remote files that are stored by using the Rational ClearCase dynamic view

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You use Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5 (SP5) on a Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4-based computer to open and to modify remote files that are stored by using the Rational ClearCase dynamic view. The remote files may become corrupted when you use Visual Studio 6.0 to save the changes. Also, you may receive an error message in the Visual Studio 6.0 IDE that is similar to the following:
The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows 2000 SP4 installed on your computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name  Platform------------------------------------------------------------------12-Jul-2004  18:04  5.0.2195.6960     409,360  Mrxsmb.sys   x8612-Jul-2004  18:04  5.0.2195.6960     169,936  Rdbss.sys     x86
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
826482 Data is not completely written to files that are located on a network share after you set the attributes of the files in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 871004 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 07:10:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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