Get an excel file in a shared folder - FileSystem


I'm trying to get an excel file that is inside a folder in a local shared network. i can access to it in my documents, using its IP address or using its name, like, "fileserver".

I tried to test if i can reach that server, or directory, using the FileSystem - Action Directory_Exists. I'm using the Path: "\\fileserver\name_of_folder". 

i always receive false as an answer. How can i access that local network folder?


Are you trying to access this using a timer? A web browser? Is your platform installed on your own servers or in the cloud?  It sounds like a general connectivity/permissions things.

Hello André, 

As Stacey said, it can be permissions stuff indeed. I've only done something identical with the SFTP xif actions, have you tried with those ones?

Best Regards

So, i believe i don't have the permissions. Thanks.

So, What about accessing a file in my computer, like c:\teste. How can i access it?


Hello André, 

I think that this answer from Kilian is what you need to know.

Best Regards

Hi André Portugal,

You need to give iis permissions iis_iusrs =)

Best Regards,