Why can't I edit DOC files with vfs-cache-mode=full? (WebDAV | network-mode | Windows)

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I am not able to edit DOC documents when I mount a drive unit (network-mode) with the flag vfs-cache-mode=full.
Microsoft word opens the file as "Read-Only".

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

  • os/version: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 10.0.22621.1413 (x86_64)
  • os/type: windows
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.19.4
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: cmount

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

WebDAV under NextCloud.

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

mount [REMOTE_NAME] Z: --vfs-cache-mode full --network-mode --log-file=c:\rclone\rclone.log --config=[PATH_TO_RCLONE_CONF_FILE]

With vfs-cache-mode=write I can edit the files, but it takes minutes for them to open, as shown in this topic:

The LOG file with the -vv parameter shows lots of private information. If needed for the issue, I can try to clean it and upload it.

Thanks a lot for reading and helping :slight_smile:

Try the recently released v1.62 - this has a couple of fixes specifically for webdav and mounts together.

Thanks for your answer @ncw.

Now it is working for me, but not in my colleagues' computers...don't know what's going on here...

I can open, and edit files with these parameters:

rclone mount [REMOTE_NAME] Z: --vfs-cache-mode full --network-mode --log-file=c:\rclone\rclone.log --config=[PATH_TO_RCLONE_CONF_FILE]

But if I do the same thing in another computer, I cannot do it.

Something to do with rights, maybe? Windows configuration...who knows!

how are you running the mount, command line, nssm, task scheduler?
what username are you running as, i am going to guess system

Thanks for your reply @asdffdsa

I am running the task with nssm with the user that logs in, with admin rights.

I found the issue! But I don't know how to solve it.
Looks like the other users cannot open the files in edit mode because those files belong to my user. They can see it as I have shared them with next cloud (edit, creating deleting, resharing and download rights are on) but they can not change them...

Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

Thanks a lot.

windows user or nextcloud user?

NextCloud user.
I have shared the files through the NextCloud Web Environment with all the rights for the NextCloud user that is trying to edit those files.

perhaps try nextcloud forum

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I has to be something related to RClone configuration.

With RaiDrive, creating files and editing them works smoothly.

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