Problem: User connects his Mac (running Snow Leopard 10.6.x) to Apple Xserve (running OS X Server 10.6.x) over AFP, authenticates successfully, yet cannot view contents of a particular folder.
Investigation: SSH into Xserve, verify permissions of folder, its contents and its parents, ownerships, group memberships, etc. Everything appears to be in order. What could be the problem?
Solution: Remove trailing space in folder name. Instead of “Software_DD-MM-YYYY”, creator of folder has named it “Software_DD-MM-YYYY ” with a space character at the end. Removal of space at the end = contents viewable.