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I want to share some files on my computer using IIS within the wwwroot folder. I'm currently getting a 403 error when I enter the URL ipaddress/Folder. Is there any way to get rid of the 403 error and allow my computer to make the files public?

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Yes, but to tell you how we need to know what OS (and hence, version of IIS) you're using. – BillP3rd Sep 13 '10 at 6:40
I'm on IIS7 and windows vista – cfarm54 Sep 13 '10 at 18:07
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Displaying "ipaddress/Folder", meaning to list all files in the folder, requires Directory browsing permission for this folder. Directory browsing permission is off by default, as a security measure.

For Vista and above see Enable or Disable Directory Browsing in IIS 7 .

You do not need this permission for accessing a file via "ipaddress/Folder/file", but you then need to know the file's name in advance.

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this worked perfectly thanks – cfarm54 Sep 14 '10 at 6:03

You might be able to use chmod if you're on Linux and give read access to all users, I'm not entirely sure though.

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IIS is Windows only – Canadian Luke Feb 4 '12 at 18:47

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