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How can I access a network share using userid / password in code

Posted on 2014-09-15
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I tried some open source that I found

  using (NetworkShareAccesser.Access("remoteComputername", "domain", "userid", "passoword"))
                        {
                            if (!Directory.Exists(folder)) { Directory.CreateDirectory(folder); }
                        }

But this gives me an error - network name not found
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Did you also get the code for "NetworkShareAccesser"?
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Yes, of course, How else would my code compile and I would be able to debug and get that error
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I would verify you have all the correct variables set in the "NetworkShareAccesser" code.  The error you are getting indicates that it can't find the remote computer.
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by:countrymeister
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I will try and do that, but do you have a solution to access a network share using a userid password.
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I usually do it with Net Use:

net use \\server\share /user:name password

If you want to access the share afterwards:

start \\server\share

So you could save this as a batch file:

@echo off
net use \\server\share /user:name password
start \\server\share

Remember to use quotes around the name and/or password if they contain blanks.
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Pony itried Net use , but it does not work, because I have subdirectories and cannot get to the sub directories
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Is this just a snippet of code for a larger project?  

Using what I provided would simply open the share in a window. This should allow you to access anything in the share.

If you are attempting to use this as a snippet of a larger piece of code to run unattended then you are correct that as written it will not work.

What you would need is to assign it a drive letter and access it using that letter.

For example:

net use z: \\server\share /user:name password
copy z:\subfolder\file.ext c:\folder
net use z: /delete

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Would map the share to z: using the credentials provided, copy a file from the subfolder in the share to a folder on the C: drive and finally disconnect the Z: drive.

Is this closer to what you are wanting?
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I had to change some of the Network Accessor code and got it to work. Cannot use net use in line project
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