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Mapped a Drive to a folder and get File Access Denied from a program trying to access it

Posted on 2011-03-01
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I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium. I mapped the drive G: to a c:\users\public where there exists a folder called \locks

Windows 7 gives me a File Access Denied error when I try to set g:\locks as the value for Borland's BDEAdmin.exe Paradox NET DIR parameter.

I've tried running BDEAdmin.exe under the administrator context. I've changed the User Access Control settings. Also, it can't be mapped to c:\users\public\locks for other reasons.

Any thoughts on what I need to change to that I can set this Parameter
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Check with the mods to add you question to programming zone.


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by:Davis McCarn
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What O/S is running on the system with the shared folder and are you using AD?
You are having a permissions problem on the host which we need to fix.
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by:Marc Z
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Try creating a different folder not in the Users path and sharing that. You may also need to confirm your Network and sharing control panel - is Home Group sharing on or off?
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@ded9  - appreciate the thought but this isn't a programming issue
@Davis - This is all on  the same Windows 7 Home Edition x64 machine. The program is being denied access to a shared folder on the same machine
@mtz - Home Group sharing is off. I found a workaround by putting the share on another machine entirely and having all workstations point to the share on the other machine. I'll try and see if your suggestion is also a workaround. Is there something about the Users path that can't be shared?
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by:Marc Z
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Sorry,
I'm not familiar with Borland's BDEAdmin.exe Paradox NET DIR parameters, however i found this here.
http://tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1447703&page=9
Feedback from user....

My suspicions were correct and that is that C: drive cannot be written to and therefore the file cannot be generated at run time.
 
Allan was also correct with his hypothesis Forward this email and pass on my best regards.
 
Tell him for his other clients that he needs to to the following as HE INSTRUCTED:
 
1. On VISTA navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Borland Shared\BDE and start up BDEAdmin.exe
 
2. Navigate to Configuration/Drivers/Native Tab
 
3. Highlight PARADOX and then change NET Dir from C:\ to C:\Users\<user>\Documents where user is the administrator user of the machine
 
4. The PDOXUSRS.NET file will be generated at run time in C:\Users\<user>\Documents and Pro.exe will open without error.

Kind of the same info here:
http://www.digitalenginesoftware.com/blog/categories/2-Microsoft-Access
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by:Marc Z
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hope it helps.
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I'm not sure why I'm being asked to comment on my own comment
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I wasn't able to test the last suggestion and the work around solved the problem even if not well
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