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hi, I am using VS 2008 and try to use FS but getting error access denied to application folder to create file using the following line. where the Location is Application Folder.

 FS = New FileStream(Location, FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.ReadWrite)

I am getting the error "Access to path " [Location] " is denied."
Please help.
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by:Dhaest
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What os are you using ?
What folder do you try to use ?
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IT VISTA, and it is bin\debug under the project folder from VS and it will be Application folder for the other users.

thank you for quick response.
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spatel208, it sounds like you don't have permission to the folder it's trying to use.
That could be as a result of the folder not being the one you thought it was, or perhaps that the "account" your application is using has insufficient privileges.
This can happen on Vista for example if you're trying to access say C:\ root and you're not using an account with sufficient rights.
Perhaps you could experiment by changing the location to something simpler, or to something you KNOW you have access to?
 
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OK, your app needs to have elevated rights to access the other users' folders
 
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I would suggest to store the application data in the "specialfolder" and no longer in the c:\program files

See also this article: http://www.developingfor.net/vista/vista-and-special-folders.html


Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData)
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Well I tried to access "C:\Test" folder and I am having Administrator rights to C: drive, but still I am getting the same problem.

Thanks
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HI Dhaest,

Thank you, I tried  to use the link which you have given, It is not admin user
Please advise.

thanks
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I tried to run VS as Administrator but having the same result. Please help me out of this.

Thank you.
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It will be very hard. I would recommand to use another directory

Inside Windows Vista User Account Control
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/magazine/2007.06.uac.aspx

The COM Elevation Moniker
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms679687.aspx

How to UAC elevate a COM component with .NET
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/127042/how-to-uac-elevate-a-com-component-with-net

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Thank yu Dhaest, Can you please tell me, which user I need to give access, I have given access to Everyone as Full Control on this folder.

The Error is : Access to the path 'C:\MyData\My Projects\LocumNav\bin\Debug' is denied.

When program run the following line.

FS = New FileStream(Location, FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.ReadWrite)
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Hi Dhaest,

It is still same , I have tried app.mainfest file and placed in the same location. but no joy.

thanks
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by:GO-87
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Spatel208, is it possible you're specifying a folder path when you should be specifying a specific filename?
e.g.  C:\MyData\My Projects\LocumNav\bin\Debug\MyFile.txt
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Yes It works.. Thank you

Thank you all of you, for giving me the suggestion.
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What exactly did you now do to let it work ?
Adding the elevation or changed the path ?
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Good morning, Spatel208
If everything is working now, please be so kind as to answer Dhaest's question, and then award points accordingly.
Thank you
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I was not adding the filename in the path and also I have given rights to everyone with full control to the target directory.
I am sorry, but I am new to the family and I don't know how to award the points to experts.
Can any one suggess me?
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