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Visual Studio 2010 - DirectoryExists returning false positive

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Curious if anyone else has seen, heard, or knows the solution to the issue I am experiencing in Visual Studio 2010. I am running a Directory Exists test on a remote system and receiving false positives. For example I am running the following on a Windows 7 system:

If ("\\MachineName\C$\Documents and Setting\UserID\Desktop")) Then

'Do what i want

End if

Although the system is Windows 7 and does not contain the directory "Documents and Settings" Visual Studio is returning a value of true indicating the Directory Exists.

Any ideas?
Kyle Abrahams
Director of Information Technology

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