Finding files on BSD that are hidden by Samba

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Thu Oct 4 16:03:48 UTC 2018

On 10/4/18 4:50 PM, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> One of our users has a problem with their Firefox profile.  We use
> roaming profiles and our ADDC is a samba43 installation.  I cannot
> find the user's Firefox profile in their PROFILES sub directory tree.
> On their Windows 7p WS the tree to the profile is shown as:
> /Users/username/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/mumble/
> On the Samba server there is no such directory.  In fact on the Samba
> server all I can see is:
> /path/to/SAMBA/PROFILES/username.V2/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft

I would check the logs on the Windows side: I suspect it isn't saving 
the profile at all.
Are other users' profile there?

I also think you'll get better help if you try the Samba mailing lists, 
as this shouldn't be FreeBSD specific.


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