Server.MapPath Question

If I have the following:  Server.MapPath("\\FileUpload\") how do I set that up?  It is in existing code and and it cant find the path, do I need to create a directory through IIS or something?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.


If the path is relative to the application, like the usage of Server.MapPath suggests, it should be:
And it should work assuming that there is a folder or VDIR called "FileUpload" in the root of the application directory.
sbornstein2Author Commented:
can I create a directory say under my C drive and then create a virtual directory for it under default web site?
Yes, sure:
1) Create the physical directory under C:\|. Let's say you call it "FileUpload"
2) Give the account, under which the website's app pool is running, the appropriate permissions to it (usually read / write).
3) Create the VDIR in IIS, pointing to the physical directory.
4) Now, you can reference it by using HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath("~/FileUpload")

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
sbornstein2Author Commented:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.