At 03:06 PM 4/14/2004, Monique Angelich wrote: >As a note for anyone reading this thread for reference later, the folder >the image resides in must have full read/write permissions for all users >for the filesystem object to read the files in that directory, which >usually includes a simple "does this exist" The FileSystem Object runs as the Web Service account (normally "IUSR_<MachineName>"). If that account has read access, then doing a FileExists should be kosher. Obviously, unless that account has more permissions than that (read/write/modify or full control) for the target directory, the web account will not be able to write to that directory. The biggest gotcha I always see is people not allowing read/write/modify on the directory AND an Access file. Normally they only have it on the Access file. Since Access requires a lock file, you need to have more permissions on the directory itself where the Access file resides to create the lock file.