Access folder as a different user

Posted on 2011-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I have the following situation: I have a WPF application written in C#. In the application I need to access a folder on the network. This foder has the appropriate rights only for a special user. How can I, in my application, access files in this folder with the privileges of this special user?

Best regards
Question by:RTSol
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You (an Admin, or the 'owner' of that folder) simply need to right-click on the folder and modify the 'permissions'.

Are you familar with the process?
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Author Closing Comment

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Impersonation was the trick. I searched a bit more and I aslo found this post:

This code worked right out of the box.

Thanks a lot for the trigger

Author Comment

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PS. younghv - The idea was to not change the permissions so the user can go there outside my app and mess things up.

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