Cannot erase network files using UNC paths

Ryoga_Hibiki

New Member
Hello!
I've searched the forum and the FAQ about that topic, but I couldn't find anything. I've encountered a little problem:
When I try to erase a file on another computer via network, it works only if I have mapped that drive to a drive letter. If I just access the other computer using the "My network places - Entire network - Microsoft...etc." (so using the UNC path, e.g. \\computername\drive\folder\file) Eraser only gives me a message:
Error: There was nothing to erase
Mapping the drive and trying to erase the same file works fine, but I don't map every drive...
So I wonder if that's a bug or if I make some mistake.
Used OS: All my systems run Windows XP Professional with servicepack 2 and latest patches.
 

n8felton

New Member
I too am having this same issue. Has anyone found a solution to fix this?
 

Joel

Active Member
I'm not too sure about this, but I believe it's got something to do with the way permissions are done in Windows. You do have to log in to the remote account before you can access the share.

Joel
 
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