i have a web server.<BR>i can access other files (asp, txt whatever) from the same dir using the web. so it's not the permission on the virtual directory. i also gave anonymous account NTFS read/change permission to that directory. still got permission denied. the funny thing is, i did<BR>open(info, "\\servername\d$\test.txt");<BR>test.txt doesn't even exist and i still get permission denied... any clues???