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I have access to a network share. If I access it by \SHARENAME, some files are unable to be opened/accessed. If i access it through a drive name, like S:\, those files are able to be manipulated. Is there a reason a difference exists even though it goes to the same place?

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Do your NTFS permissions match the share permissions? – Gary Aug 3 '11 at 16:42
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Sounds to me like you're connecting to the mapped share with differing permissions (i.e. as another user).

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