Accessing files on a local network file server - BEST PRACTICE?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Fri Sep 25 18:12:58 EDT 2020

QUALIFIER: this is in Livecode on a Mac. Mac mount points work differently than Windows. However using the form /volumes/mountpoint/folderpath/filename I get the simple error “Can’t open that file.” No detail about WHY I cannot open it. I can see how it would be helpful if the result contained “path not accessible”, “write access denied”, “file already exists” etc.

Bob S

On Sep 25, 2020, at 2:28 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:

OK using your convention I cannot even open a file with the server mounted and an actual file that DOES exist! (//servername/mountpoint/pathtofile/filename)

Bob S

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