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From Carsten Wiedmann <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Help with config
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:34:43 GMT
Am 14.01.2011 10:54, schrieb Bob Wilson:
>>> DocumentRoot "C:/Users/User/My Documents/htdocs"
>> IMHO "My Documents" should written as "Documents" in the config file.
> Thanks, but we think we've narrowed it down to an ACL problem with the
> 'user' directory

I don't think so... I guess you don't know how these special folders are 
working in Vista/7/2008.

The real name of this folder is "C:/Users/User/Documents/". But in 
Explorer you see a localized name according to your selected/installed 
display language.
In your case it is "C:/Users/User/My Documents/". On my system it is 
"C:/Users/User/Eigene Dateien/". But Apache is always working with the 
real names.

(BTW: There is also a symlink "My Documents" in "C:/Users/User" for 
legacy programs. But this symlink folder should not be used.)

e.g I'm having:
| DocumentRoot "C:/Users/Public/Documents/htdocs"
| <Directory "C:/Users/Public/Documents/htdocs">

and for mod_userdir:
| UserDir "Documents/public_html"
| <Directory "C:/Users/*/Documents/public_html">

And that's always working regardless if the current user is using 
"English" as display language ("My Documents") or "German" ("Eigene 
Dateien"), because the real folder name is always "Documents".

>> Thanks for that. moving it to c:\data\htdocs did work so we can assume
>> that it is an ACL problem and nothing to do with apache!

In this case "c:\data\" is always "c:\data\", because this is not a 
special folder and is not localized in Explorer. So you see "data" in 
Explorer and it is "data" in the config file.


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