Cygwin DLL 1.7.9 on Windows 7: Can't create files/folders on network drive

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Aug 4 15:45:00 GMT 2011

On Aug  4 15:20, Paul wrote:
> Paul <Paul.Domaskis <at>> writes:
> > 
> > At my workplace, I upgraded to Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit and installed 
> > Cygwin DLL 1.7.9.  I can create files/folders in the 
> c:/cygwin/home/MyUserName 
> > subtree, but I can't seem to create files/folders in my personal filespace 
> on 
> > a network drive.  My filespace is mapped to "i:/", which I access 
> > as /cygdrive/i .  I own it and have write permission, and I can also create 
> > files/folders in that subtree using Windows Explorer.  I had no problems 
> when 
> > I was using Windows XP (and a much older version of Cygwin).
> > 
> > What more can I do to troubleshoot the cause?  I intend to work primarily on 
> > the network drive because of the safety nets (can recover lost files).  I 
> need 
> > cygwin on the local machine because I need access to it when I'm on the road.
> Sorry, I neglected to specify that the problem with creating files/folders on 
> the network drive is "Permission denied".  I can, however, use "rm -rf" to 
> remove folders.

Try the latest developer snapshot from
Just exchanging the DLL is enough.  It should fix that problem.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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