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Java File properties canRead, canWrite, canExecute

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Hi Experts,

for checking file attributes read/write/execute, I currently use
java.io.File.canRead()
java.io.File.canWrite()
java.io.File.canExecute()

In some cases, these functions do NOT return expected results on Windows:

1) canWrite() is TRUE for files on a CD/DVD drive
2) canWrite() is TRUE for files that i cannot access due to missing privileges
3) canWrite() is FALSE for files that do not exist
...

Is a better API/library available to solve all this, or will I have to implement native OS-specific code for this issue?

I already tried the Apache VFS library, which does not return expected results either.
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