Virtual Path Error in ASP.NET

I am trying ftp files that I upload to my web server that my website is hosted on.  I can successfully upload the files to a directory on the C:\ drive, but when I try to ftp them and point to them in my code, I am getting the error stating 'C:\...' is not a valid virtual path.

My site is hosted in IIS, so the web files are stored in that location.  I am trying to point to a location that is not in the same root directory.

I've tried ..//, ~/, and several other techniques, but I can't get it to work.

Any Ideas?
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Alfred A.Commented:
Use Server.MapPath
Alfred A.Commented:
Do it something like

Dim FILENAME As String = "C:\websites\" + TextBox1.Text + ".txt"
Alfred A.Commented:
Oops,  I left the server.mappath.  Sorry!

Dim FILENAME As String = Server.MapPath("C:\websites\"  + TextBox1.Text + ".txt")
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Alfred A.Commented:
Oh, Correction from my previous post use relative addressing rather than the one I provided.

Check this out:
Alfred A.Commented:
Example of Virtual Path (relative addressing) using Server.MapPath.

Dim path As String = Server.MapPath("Images/blueWave.JPG")
Dim path As String = Server.MapPath("../Images/blueWave.JPG")
Dim path As String = Server.MapPath("~/Images/blueWave.JPG")

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jamesdean666Author Commented:
Yahtzee.... Thanks...
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