System.IO in VS2010 error when attempting to access mapped drive

Hi,
I have a program which has a function to find all files in a selected folder


err
It gives me an error when i use mapped network drives


drives not found
Running the debugger, i noticed the drives do not even exist but they are visable in my computer


network drives

Please help, need this fixed asap.





here is the code i use

Using System.IO

sub blah(rootDir as string)
 Dim files = From file In My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFiles(rootDir, FileIO.SearchOption.SearchTopLevelOnly) _
            Order By file _
               Select My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo(file)
end sub

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Ess KayEntrapenuerAsked:
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Craig WagnerSoftware ArchitectCommented:
I just tried pasting your code into a new project and accessing one of my mapped network drives. It worked fine. What type of application is this? Is it a web application or a Windows service? If so, it's running under a different user context and won't have access to the drives that are mapped under your user context.
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unknown_routineCommented:
You are using My.Computer and network drives are not part of this.


instead try;


dim allDrives() as DriveInfo= DriveInfo.GetDrives()


I tested this. allDrives() will contain all of my mapped drives.
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Ess KayEntrapenuerAuthor Commented:
@CraigWagner - its a regular vb.net inhouse one click program

@unknown_routine - i tried driveinfo, it doesnt work either

driveinfo
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Ess KayEntrapenuerAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for esskayb2d's comment #a39588512

for the following reason:

Solved it myself


I ran
System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent()

Apparently i was impersonating a different user which is not Admin and did not have access to the drives.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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Ess KayEntrapenuerAuthor Commented:
thanks, Was impersonating a user with no access
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