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How to access drive/file on client machine from a web application?

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Hello,

I have a problem when trying to access a file on a local client system from a web application running on the local client system.

The web application I am running can access a file on a
mapped network drive ok. But it cannot access a file on
the local client system's C: drive or on a thumb drive that is attached to the local client system.

I wonder if someone could please help me with this?

Thank you,

Akino
Mar 23 '12 #1

✓ answered by Frinavale

For the protection of the end user, web browsers do not let websites access the client's computer.

If you want to let the users upload a file to your web server, use the FileUpload control.

-Frinny

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Frinavale
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For the protection of the end user, web browsers do not let websites access the client's computer.

If you want to let the users upload a file to your web server, use the FileUpload control.

-Frinny
Mar 25 '12 #2

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