Access mounted volumes on Windows from LC?

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at cogapp.com
Thu Jun 30 10:40:03 EDT 2016


To answer my own question... yes.  I've just downloaded 6.7.5 and indeed my 
test stack now works!

Now to see if it has unwanted side effects on my real app...

Thanks for shedding this light Roger, it's unlocked the situation for me.

Ben

On 30/06/2016 15:27, Ben Rubinstein wrote:
> Hi Roger,
>
> Thanks for your swift reply. Unfortunately this is using 6.7.7 (on Mac,
> building a standalone to run on Windows). Did you notice a regresssion?
>
> TIA,
>
> Ben
>
> On 30/06/2016 14:50, Roger Eller wrote:
>> UNC was broken in 6.6.4 to 6.7.1  (I reported the bug when my apps began to
>> fail).  UNC was repaired in 6.7.5 and higher.
>>
>> ~Roger
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Ben Rubinstein <benr_mc at cogapp.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I spoke too soon.
>>>
>>> With the volume mounted, accessing it by drive letter works (so I assume
>>> that this isn't a permissions problem); but using the UNC fails.
>>>
>>> If I use "answer folder" I get the path with drive letter, e.g.
>>>         Z:/Docs/Invoices
>>>
>>> setting the defaultFolder to this path has the expected effect, using
>>> "there is a folder..." on this path returns true, etc.
>>>
>>> But if I use the "UNC" version of path:
>>>         //server/volume/Docs/Invoices
>>>
>>> then setting the defaultFolder returns "can't open directory", using
>>> "there is a folder..." return false.
>>>
>>> Reversing the slashes makes no difference.
>>>
>>> SysError returns either 2 or 3 - seemingly randomly. Apparently
>>>         2 = ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
>>>         3 = ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND
>>>
>>> This is on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.
>>>
>>> Previous answers suggested that some people have succeeded in accessing
>>> directories using UNC paths. Can you share how you've done this?
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>>
>>> Ben
>>>
>>>
>>> On 29/06/2016 17:07, Ben Rubinstein wrote:
>>>
>>>> It wasn't a mistyped path.... but it was my making a mistake! In my lack
>>>> of
>>>> Windows knowledge, I thought that the volume was mounted - but actually
>>>> that
>>>> was a server that was 'accessible', but with none of it's volume's
>>>> mounted.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks to everyone for their assistance.
>>>>
>>>> Ben
>>>>
>>>> On 22/06/2016 17:02, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Mark Talluto wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> The first thing to check is permission access to that folder.
>>>>>> Have your program do a sample write to that location and get
>>>>>> the results.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> That's too smart.  For me that's the second thing I do, but when I do in
>>>>> addition to checking the result I also include a call to the sysError
>>>>> function
>>>>> so I can learn what the OS might be telling me.
>>>>>
>>>>> The first thing I do is assume I mistyped the path, so I'll run
>>>>> something like
>>>>> this in the Message Box to double-check it:
>>>>>
>>>>>   answer file "Select your file:"; put it
>>>>>
>
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