Can't show files from folder/drive


I having some problems getting this ASP VB.Net script to running.
If i run it in debug, there is no errors, but i get a blank page, when i run it on my PC.
my code is:

main page
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeFile="showfilesingrid.aspx.vb" Inherits="showfilesingrid" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
  <asp:label runat="server" id="lblMessage" Font-Italic="True" ForeColor="Red" />
  <asp:DataGrid runat="server" id="articleList" Font-Name="Verdana"
  	  AutoGenerateColumns="False" AlternatingItemStyle-BackColor="#eeeeee"
	  HeaderStyle-BackColor="Navy" HeaderStyle-ForeColor="White"
	  HeaderStyle-Font-Size="15pt" HeaderStyle-Font-Bold="True"
      <asp:ButtonColumn Text="Delete" ButtonType="PushButton" CommandName="Delete" />
      <asp:HyperLinkColumn DataNavigateUrlField="Name" DataTextField="Name" HeaderText="File Name" />
      <asp:BoundColumn DataField="LastWriteTime" HeaderText="Last Write Time"
        ItemStyle-HorizontalAlign="Center" DataFormatString="{0:d}" />
      <asp:BoundColumn DataField="Length" HeaderText="File Size"
	  	ItemStyle-HorizontalAlign="Right" DataFormatString="{0:#,### bytes}" />

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Imports System.IO

Partial Class showfilesingrid
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

    Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
        If Not Page.IsPostBack Then

            'Dim dirInfo As New DirectoryInfo(Server.MapPath("/Upload"))
            Dim dirInfo As New DirectoryInfo("C:\Users\MacNitro\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\ShowNewestFileFromFolder_OK\Upload")
            'articleList.DataSource = dirInfo.GetFiles("*.pdf")
            articleList.DataSource = dirInfo.GetFiles()
        End If
    End Sub

    Sub articleList_ItemDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DataGridItemEventArgs)
        ' First, make sure we're NOT dealing with a Header or Footer row
        If e.Item.ItemType <> ListItemType.Header And _
             e.Item.ItemType <> ListItemType.Footer Then
            'Now, reference the Button control that the Delete ButtonColumn 
            'has been rendered to
            Dim deleteButton As Button = e.Item.Cells(0).Controls(0)

            'We can now add the onclick event handler
            deleteButton.Attributes("onclick") = "javascript:return " & _
                       "confirm('Are you sure you want to delete the file " & _
                       DataBinder.Eval(e.Item.DataItem, "Name") & "?')"
        End If
    End Sub

    Sub articleList_DeleteFile(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DataGridCommandEventArgs)
        'First, get the filename to delete
        Dim fileName As String = articleList.DataKeys(e.Item.ItemIndex)

        lblMessage.Text = "You opted to delete the file " & fileName & ".<br />" & _
            "This file could be deleted by calling: <code>File.Delete(fileName)</code><p>"

        'You would want to rebind the Directory's files to the DataGrid after
        'deleting the file...
    End Sub

End Class

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Use this line that you have commented out

 'Dim dirInfo As New DirectoryInfo(Server.MapPath("/Upload"))
tjgrindstedAuthor Commented:

The risen i have done that is bc i get the same error/blank page, so no luck with that..
I have just tested your code in my sample web app and it works fine. Just make sure you are using the correct path and that ASPNET user has access to that path.
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tjgrindstedAuthor Commented:
Where do i setup the ASPNET user Access !?
Right click on folder and security tab. Is it using the anonymous IIS user or are you using windows authentication?
If anonymous then also give iis_usr user permissions.
tjgrindstedAuthor Commented:
im using Windows Authentication
Does the user, that access the page, exist on the computer/domain and have access to the folder?

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tjgrindstedAuthor Commented:
it dident help for my problem.
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