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Access is denied (error 5) in CFFile

Posted on 2004-09-06
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Hi Guys!

I'm getting this error:

Error processing CFFILE Unable to copy file 'C:\Temp\_AM\customers\com_add_dts_connection.cfm' to path 'C:\Temp\_AM\activities'. Error: Access is denied. (error 5).The error occurred while processing an element with a general identifier of (CFFILE), occupying document position (86:6) to (86:81) in the template file C:\INETPUB\WWWROOT\HHSS_ROOT\_PM\DBABBITT-TEST\NOTEPAD.CFM.

My web root is C:\INETPUB\WWWROOT\HHSS_ROOT\

I am using IIS and CF Server. Here is the version dump:
Server Product: ColdFusion Server
Version: 5, 0, 0, 0
Edition: Enterprise
Operating System: Windows NT
OS Version: 5.0, Service Pack 4
OS Build Number: 2195

Here is the offending tag:
<cffile action="COPY" source="#CopySource#" destination="#CopyDestination#">

If I change it to this:
&lt;cffile action="COPY" source="#CopySource#" destination="#CopyDestination#"&gt;<cfabort>

It outputs like this:
<cffile action="COPY" source="C:\Temp\_AM\customers\com_add_dts_connection.cfm" destination="C:\Temp\_AM\activities">

How do I get rid of the Access Denied error?
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Question by:dbabbitt
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by:Plucka
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Hi dbabbitt,

Right click on the document and ensure that user everyone has full permisions.

This type of error normally occurs when the file has been copied from somewhere else and the permissions are invalid for the current machine.

Regards
Plucka
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by:Renante Entera
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Hello dbabbitt!

How about adding an attribute to the <cffile>.

So you will have your code like this :

<cffile action="COPY" source="C:\Temp\_AM\customers\com_add_dts_connection.cfm" destination="C:\Temp\_AM\activities" mode="777">

Note : Be sure that source exists and the destination has been created.

For your reference on <cffile action="copy">, visit this site :
   
   http://livedocs.macromedia.com/coldfusion/6.1/htmldocs/tags-p29.htm#wp3542558


Goodluck!
eNTRANCE2002 :-)
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anandkp earned 500 total points
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DESTINATION
Required. The full path name of the directory where the copy of the file will be saved. If you do not specify a file name, you must include the trailing slash. On Windows, use the backward slash (\). On UNIX, use the forward slash (/).

so as u can see ur code shld look like
<cffile action="COPY" source="C:\Temp\_AM\customers\com_add_dts_connection.cfm" destination="C:\Temp\_AM\activities\">

PS : note the TRAILING slash for destination ...

K'Rgds
Anand
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by:dbabbitt
ID: 11995029
One tiny change did the trick:
<cffile action="COPY" source="#CopySource#" destination="#CopyDestination#\">
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by:anandkp
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way to go :)
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