Subject Re: [IBO] Mangled path when using F: drive
Author Helen Borrie
At 02:01 AM 25/03/2005 -0800, you wrote:

>This is bizarre. I'm not sure if it's an IBO problem or a Firebird
>problem, but here's what it is...
>I have a TIB_Connection. I set the path to:
>I call Connect() on the TIB_Connection, and I get the following error:
>I/O error for file "\!f$!\myfolder\mydb.fdb"
>Error while trying to open file
>The strange thing is that this only happens if I use the f: drive. If I
>change the "f" to a "c" or any other drive letter, the path doesn't get
>mangled like that. If I change the drive letter to a "c", and it's
>pointing to a nonexistent database, I get the same error, but with a
>"normal" path.
>In the debugger, I put a break point just before the Connect() statement,
>and checked the value of the Path property of the TIB_Connection, and it
>looks correct there, but I still get the error message with the mangled
>beginning of the path.

It sounds pretty bizarre to me. I have databases on the F drives of two
computers and they don't react any differently to other drives.

Are you sure your F drive is hard-wired, i.e. is the actual designator of a
disk or partition? What protocol do you use for connecting?