Accessing files on a local network file server - BEST PRACTICE?
paul at researchware.com
Thu Sep 24 16:53:26 EDT 2020
This question may have an obvious answer, but I am brain dead today, so
I have a app installed with some customers in a Windows network
environment. They have all their laptops set so that their Home
directories are on a local network server.
So, where as on a local laptop, specialFolderPath("documents") might
return "C:/Users/<username>/Documents" as the path, for them
specialFolderPath("documents") returns something like
We save a number of folders and files in the user's Documents folder. In
some cases, if the file is not present (i.e. if there is a file tFile is
false) we regenerate the file from a default.
Sometime, the server is offline or the user is disconnected from the
What is a good way to differentiate between:
1) one of these files is not present so must be regenerated, i.e
if there is not a file (specialFolderPath("documents")&slash&tFilename) then
-- regenerate the file tFile at location specialFolderPath("documents")
2) The Server (//s1.somedomain.com/ is disconnected to down?
So that in case (1) , we regenerate the file and in case (2) we present
a warning that the server is disconnected or down?
Mu gut says this should be simple, but I just can not wrap my brain
around it today.
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