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The folder C:\A5Webroot\XX does not exist. Create folder? (How to stop this?)

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    The folder C:\A5Webroot\XX does not exist. Create folder? (How to stop this?)

    I recently updated the version to 8900 (Developer & App Server), and now I am getting this message every time I try to publish files in any of my applications, but I can't figure out why. For example, one of my apps is located in F:\A5W\FireStat, and the target folder in the Project Profile shows \FireStat, but as soon as I click publish, I get the message shown below. If I answer "NO," it won't publish anything. How can I stop it from asking me that? (These applications have been live for years in the F:\A5W folders, so I haven't changed anything.)

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    Sergeant Richard Hartnett
    Hyattsville City Police Department

    Why is the f:\ARW in the document root of the server and not x:\A5Webroot where x = drive name? not a good idea changing the A5Wwebroot name - why would you do that?
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


      Actually, I don't remember why I did that, but it's been that way for about 10 years and has never had a problem until I performed the update.
      Sergeant Richard Hartnett
      Hyattsville City Police Department


        I would recommend you send a bug report into Alpha, see what they have to say about it.

        For now, you might have to publish to the directory Alpha wants to, then manually copy the files to the directory you actually need them in.


          Are you sure the f:\arw folder is accessible from the server?
          I think I run into similar issue when trying to publish to a lan folder and the lan was not accessible.
          not sure that this is the issue but worth taking a look at it. Maybe the windows security setting has changed for that folder after a windows update.


            Thanks everyone, I have it working now. It was a combination of things, but the main issue is that when I performed the update, the Alpha Updater automatically placed the files in a different folder than where it was normally stored. The folks at Alpha Software ran some checks, found the problem, and helped me fix it.

            Working fine now.
            Sergeant Richard Hartnett
            Hyattsville City Police Department


              Thanks, I have what I believe is a similar issue. Could you elaborate on where it was putting the files and where they normally are or should be

              Thanks again

              Kevin Callanan


                In my case, the Alpha Anywhere Updater had somehow changed the default location of my files to:
                Screen Shot 04-03-22 at 10.52 PM.jpg

                When all my application files are actually located at:
                Screen Shot 04-03-22 at 10.57 PM.jpg

                So essentially what had happened was that I now had applications files it two different locations, which was confusing the Application Server, so it wanted to keep creating a new webroot folder. Once I manually changed the location in the Updater, then updated the files at the correct location, that issue disappeared, and it no longer asked me to create a new webroot folder. Instead, it used my previously established webroot location.

                Hopefully your problem is as easily corrected.
                Sergeant Richard Hartnett
                Hyattsville City Police Department