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Directory.Exists is not working

Posted on 2008-10-12
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Hi,

  I have an ASP.net/C# application where I am trying to validate the existence of  folder with this format \\servername\foldername but the function Directory.Exists cannot find it, it works if I try to validate C:\ but not the one I need \\servername\folder

Hope you can help me
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Question by:negreteo
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Anurag Thakur earned 500 total points
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if you are trying to access the network name from an web site and if that website is running under aspnet credentials then your directory.exists will not work

following is the explanation
That's because you (the asp.net user) don't have any access rights to the share, note that the default account 'aspnet', doesn't even have network access rights. So you will have to impersonate a user with appropriate privileges to access the network share.
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by:negreteo
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Thanks following your advice I just added to Web.Config the next line and it worked

<identity impersonate="true" userName="domain\username" password="password"/>
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