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Dircopy fails when using UNC path with netware drive

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I'm using Windows 7 with a Netware drive. When I run

$var=DirCopy("\\wbsserver\app\nightshift2\clientpackages\miktex", "d:\2010\miktex", 1)

where wbsserver is a netware drive then only the miktex parent folder is copied but none of the files in the folder are, and $var returns 0.#

If instead I run (where L: is the drive mapped to \\wbsserver\app)

$var=DirCopy("L:\nightshift2\clientpackages\miktex", "d:\2010\miktex", 1)
then all the files are copied and $var returns 1.

If I try it with a windows rather than a Netware server then both lines work as they do on XP even with a netware drive. Using Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows 7 on Windows 7 32bit. There are no issues with perms and the files are not in use. This isn't a big deal as it's such an easy workaround, just thought I should report it. Apologies if this should go into bug reports instead.

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What you experience doesn't surprise me. What you describe looks rather a Novell level issue than AutoIt.

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I know this is a very old thread. I just want to put a comment here for future reference.

I had the same problem as the OP; DirCopy() wouldn't work to the UNC path but it did to a Mapped drive.

The solution was to add the share name into the path.



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