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Hi,
 I am following this sample and it works fine. I have a queston on creating data directly where to upload files to.
 Does the directory has to be in the same project? The problem is when I deploy my project, it clean out my files on that directory on webserver.  How can I save to a network folder? Link sample
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by:frankhelk
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Usually webserver providers provide you with a FTP account, too, that allows you to upload anything into your webspace. You might use that with your browser, with Windows Explorer, or (best choice) a dedicated FTP client life i.e. FileZilla (which I recommend).
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I am sorry. I am meant in aspx. I am trying to vs2010 to upload files to my shared network drive.
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How can I map it from IIS?
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I havn't done web dev wit VS yet ... but when comparing the behaviour of .NET projects, I would suppose you could add the files as ressources to your project ?
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"add the files as ressources to your project ? ", why would you do this? I am just curious. In my condition, my project would just keep bigger and bigger.
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OK - maybe I was on the wrong path ... I've looked a bit deeper into that example project ...

In the example, the data folder is part of your project, and therefore VS cleans it up too before dumping the new project files into place. I'm sorry, but the next part is speculative ... I see two possible ways:

There might be some option in your project (probably in the properties of the example folder that ends up in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\CSharpUpload\Data ) which prohibits the cleanup of that folder while dploying
You could just create an independent path in your IIS wwwroot folder which is not managed by VS. Y'll have to tune the code that saves the file (in the example probably the string SaveLocation = Server.MapPath("Data") + "\\" +  fn; sequence) to match that location. If VS doesn't know the folder, it couldn't clean it up.
Quick & Dirty: Since VS has already created that path, it might be sufficient to just remove it from your VS project. With a little luck VS doesn't remove the directory and leaves your file alone in the future.
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Do you have a sample of #2 option?
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Just create a new folder within C:\Inetpub\wwwroot and set the permissions as given in the example (let's say C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\thefiles.

Then just change Data to thefiles in the relevant section of the aspx code (as written above).

Don't create any folder in VS.

That way your code knows wher to drop the files, but VS doesn't think the path is part of your project.
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