WCF serive hosted in windows service cannot connect to remote share

I have a WCF servie hosted in a windows service, which tries to read files from a remote network share folder
The wcf service runs fine when run in debug mode, but when the wcf service is run hosted withhin the windows service I get an error
could not find part of the path \\blah\blah\blah

I run the service under my account, which is also true wen I am in debug mode in VS.

Is there something in the config I could specify
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
The most common reason: Permissions.

You need to consider that your Windows service may run under a different account than yours. And this account may not have access to that share.

So, take a look at the account used in the Log On As column (services.msc on the command line): Services
Local System and Network Service do not have access to shares. Thus create your own servics account and give it the necessary permissions to connect to your share.
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countrymeisterAuthor Commented:
ste5an

As I mentioned in my initial request,  I am running the service under my account, I have checked that.
In fact I even logged the Environment.UserName when the service is started to make sure it was my account being used.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
What's the exact error message?
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countrymeisterAuthor Commented:
I have it in my initial request

could not find part of the path \\blah\blah\blah
 basically i have root directory\subdirectory\susubdirectory
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Aha, I have never seen this message. So i can't help you.
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countrymeisterAuthor Commented:
Hi ! Ste5an
Thank you for trying to help me.
Please make an attempt to read the question fully, instead of asking what is already in the initial request.
Would save us all a lot of time.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Yeah, silly me. How could I expect a stack trace or the exact exception message..
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countrymeisterAuthor Commented:
I had no solution provided by any expert
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