troubleshooting Question

FileSystemWatcher control in a Windows Service.

Avatar of James Cochrane
James CochraneFlag for United States of America asked on
.NET Programming
5 Comments1 Solution422 ViewsLast Modified:

Can a FileSystemWatcher control in a WIndows Service watch a shared network drive? The Service crashes and then when Visual Studio debugs it, I get a message stating that the directory is invalid.  I know it is a valid location since I used the browse button to get to it.  But I also copied the path and went to file explorer and it went to the correct path.


Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Log in to continue reading
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform for $9.99/mo
View membership options
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
The Value of Experts Exchange in My Daily IT Life

Experts Exchange (EE) has become my company's go-to resource to get answers. I've used EE to make decisions, solve problems and even save customers. OutagesIO has been a challenging project and... Keep reading >>


Owner of Outages.IO
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Member Since 2016
Join a full scale community that combines the best parts of other tools into one platform.
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
View membership options
“All of life is about relationships, and EE has made a virtual community a real community. It lifts everyone's boat.”
William Peck

Member since 2004