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How to open client file system from ASP.NET web page

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I would like to have a button on a web page which when pressed opens a windows showing a clients file system starting in a default directory. I cannot use the fileupload and SaveAs because the IIS server running the web site doesn't have access to the file system which needs to save the file. Ideally I would like to open a window allowing the user to select a file in one windows and then save that file into another directory.
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This is not possible with ASP.NET or html since for security reasons no web page will have  permission to access client machines file system. Only way to access files from a web page directly is by using FileUpload control.

To achieve what you are looking for you have to either create an ActiveX control or Java applet.
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