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I have a Xampp installation running on windows server 2003. This has a mapped network drive to a text file. I cannot read or even see the file with php (see code) I also tried fopen. I have full access to the file under windows.

I have set the Apache service to run as a domain administrator as a test however this still didn't work. I did this via the MMC service control panel logon as. option.
<?php
//file path of MEFILTER-BANNED.txt
 $filepath = "T:\\Config\\Filters\\Patterns\\MEFILTER-BANNED.txt";
 
 //file path of the log file
 $logpath = "log.txt";
 
 //file path of MEFILTER-BANNEDTEMP.txt
 $filepathtemp = "T:\\Config\\Filters\\Patterns\\MEFILTER-BANNEDTEMP.txt";
 
 if (file_exists($filepath)) {
    echo 'The file is readable';
} else {
    echo 'The file is not readable';
}
 
 
  $fh = fopen($filepath, 'a+') or exit("");
  $stringData = $_POST["domain"];
  fwrite($fh, "$stringData\r\n") or exit("");
  fclose($fh);
?>

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Beverley Portlock earned 500 total points
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Two suggestions for you

1. Use forward slashes in the filename and let PHP worry about  translating them to match the file system

2. If possible use UNC names rather than mapped drives  //server/path/to/folder/filename.txt

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by:Beverley Portlock
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Sorry - should have posted an example

Rather than

$filepath = "T:\\Config\\Filters\\Patterns\\MEFILTER-BANNED.txt";

use

$filepath = "T:/Config/Filters/Patterns/MEFILTER-BANNED.txt";
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by:purpleoak
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I will try the UNC name then however I have tried the forward slash, double single both directions. I perhaps should have mentioned that. Apologies.
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by:purpleoak
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UNC path names did the trick. thank you very much spent ages trying to figure that out.
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