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Listing files on network drive

Posted on 2004-09-07
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Hi,

How can I list files on a network drive?  I tried this...

        Dim Location As String = "G:\SHARE\ALL\Document Control\" & Request.QueryString("type")

        If Directory.Exists(Location) Then

            Dim files As Object = Directory.GetFiles(Location)
            Dim file As String

            For Each file In files
                lblError.Text += file & ","
            Next

        End If

but it doesn't work.  I can see local files fine, but when I try to see a networked drive it has problems.

Ryan
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by:bramsquad
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try using the file objects

        Dim file As FileInfo
        Dim dir As DirectoryInfo = New DirectoryInfo("G:/")

        For Each file In dir.GetFiles

        Next

~b
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by:RySk8er30
ID: 11999516
Hi,

I still get an error:

Could not find a part of the path "G:\".

Any ideas?

Ryan
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by:bramsquad
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its becuase its not finding what path you gave it

you want to change my code to work with yours



if you have this line...

If Directory.Exists(Location) Then

then this line

Dim dir As DirectoryInfo = New DirectoryInfo(Location)

should work

~~im assuming that you just have to change "G:/" to your variable Location
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by:graye
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Both the Directory.Exist() method and the Directory.Files() method expect a fully-formed path... no wildcards or anything else tacked on to the end.

I presume that you have verified that you have mapped the network drive correctly, and can see files in that path?  (Open a command prompt and do a "dir " and paste the path string onto the line, then hit enter)
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by:RySk8er30
ID: 12005456
Hi,

Even if I do look at the root of G:\ I get nothing.  I have verified that the path exists.

Ryan
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by:RySk8er30
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       Dim Location As String = "G:\" 'SHARE\ALL\Document Control\" & Request.QueryString("type")

        Dim file As FileInfo
        Dim dir As DirectoryInfo = New DirectoryInfo(Location)

        For Each file In dir.GetFiles()

            lblError.Text += Convert.ToString(file) & ", "

        Next
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bramsquad earned 50 total points
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dont know what to tell ya...

when i tried this code it worked for me (on a network drive)

when i put in an address that doesnt exist it gives me the error you got.

does this directory have access rights?
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by:RySk8er30
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Well this is a drive mapped to a Novell server.  The user who is logged into the web server is the administrator so he has access to all the Novell directories...
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