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Created attachment 4627 [details]
The file listing with symbolic link
When running Xamarin Studio 4.0.12 on Windows 8, I am unable to open files stored on mounted remote filesystems.
Steps to reproduce:
1. In an explorer window, navigate to a mounted remote drive with a .csproj file
2. Double-click the .csproj file
3. Observe "File not found:" error dialog
Alternate steps to reproduce:
1. Click the "File" menu, then select and click "Open"
2. Note how the "File to open" dialog only lists local drives
1. Create a symlink with the CreateSymbolicLink call via Administrative console with Python and pywin32
2. Verify symlink creation:
Volume in drive C is Windows8_OS
Volume Serial Number is 8ECE-0020
Directory of C:\Users\josiah\Desktop
08/14/2013 10:29 AM <DIR> .
08/14/2013 10:29 AM <DIR> ..
07/26/2013 05:58 PM 355 Computer.lnk
07/25/2013 05:30 PM 1,021 Dropbox.lnk
07/30/2013 02:41 PM 992 PyPE.lnk
08/14/2013 10:29 AM <SYMLINKD> zdrive [z:\\]
3 File(s) 2,368 bytes
3 Dir(s) 193,674,108,928 bytes free
3. Try to navigate to the zdrive in Xamarin Studio and see a blue listing (see the two screenshots)
Created attachment 4628 [details]
Mounted drive navigation
I changed the subject back to mounted drive navigation, because the fundamental problem is mounted drive navigation.
When creating a symlink to a path on a physical device (and not to a remotely mounted FS), Xamarin Studio navigates properly.
I included the symlink information to show that the problem can be observed in at least 3 situations to allow for easier verification of fixes.