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    Can't access folder

    I can't access folder called "Data" in Root directory of a networked PC HDD through the open/save common dialog boxes, it works fine in Windows Explorer, any ideas? No passwords have been assigned to the folder

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    Re: Can't access folder

    Are you getting an error reported?
    By 'access' do you mean opening the folder, or opening a file within?

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    Re: Can't access folder

    Most times I don't get and error at all. The folder just doesn't open at all. Other times there is a message about passwords, permissions etc, but I haven't been able to reproduce an error message to give you more details.

    I can't browse to the file in Word for example, but I can double click on the file in Windows Explorer and open it that way.

    Thanks for your help

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    Re: Can't access folder

    Does anyone have a clue why I can't access the folder? As explained in this thread.

    It is quite a serious problem - would anyone know why this is happening?

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    Re: Can't access folder

    Without specifics, this may be hard to track down. A few questions could help things here.

    Are you logging on to a domain, or in a workgroup?

    What is the operating system on the PC you are trying to access, and what is the OS on the client PC?

    Is there a drive mapped in explorer, or are you going through Network Neighborhood/My Network Places?

    Last question, is there a user account set up on the "server" that you are attempting to access (assuming it is an NT based machine)?
    -Mark

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    Re: Can't access folder

    I am logging on to a home network.
    The operating system on the PC I am trying to access is Win 95
    I am going through My Network Places - when I try to map a drive to d:/data it automatically get changed to d:/
    This does not happen when the network is accessed by Win 95 machine

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