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java http servlet response redirect not working for mapped drives

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  I am using tomcat and would like to redirect my servlet to a particular file server location after some validations.My file server is say mapped at X:\test.I am trying to use response.sendRedirect("file:///X:\test").But that doesnt work.It doesnt throw any exceptions at the backend but gives a page not displayed error.Evne if I try a "file:\\c:\\" on my local box , I get this error.I initially thought it would have to do with permissions but since I cant even access my local box , I guess the problem is something else.Can you please help?
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A HTTP Redirect is a command that tells the browser that it is being redirected to a new URL this differs from a Forward which simply forwards the Browsers request to a new Url without informing the Browser.

However, since the browser is involved the location needs to be accessible by the Browser and relative to the server.

It sounds like you want to return the file to the Browser as a response to the request. You should look into writing the file to the output stream.
i.e. See Code Attached.

Hope this helps.



	
 
        FileInputStream in=new FileInputStream("X:\\Test");
    	byte[] buffer=new byte[1024];
    	int count=0;
    	OutputStream out=	response.getOutputStream();
    	while((count=in.read(buffer))!=-1){
    		out.write(buffer);
    	}
    	

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Hi,
    Thanks , but I dont have to display the file contents.The idea is the viewer should be able to navigate
the X://test folder and be able to view its contents.
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