can modify file on network drive, but cannot create files

Xianwen Chen
Wed May 11 07:24:00 GMT 2011

Hi Thomas,

Thanks a lot for your email!

The remote server runs Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.

I have not exceeded the quota.

Cygwin cannot delete files on H in both root and sub directories.


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Thomas Wolff <> wrote:
>> Hi Cygwiners,
>> I need a hint.
>> The network drive (\server\) is mounted as H:\.
>> Cygwin can access files on H drive; can modify/delete files on H
>> drive; however, it cannot create files. The program says permission
>> denied.
>> Do I need to write some configuration files?
>> Xianwen
> What kind of network file system is it?
> Assuming a Unix-like permission system, it is quite surprising that you can
> delete files but not create any.
> Or maybe you can delete (and create) files in a subdirectory but not create
> (and delete) in the root directory H:\?
> Otherwise it might be due to some unusual ACL settings on the remote side,
> or maybe you have exceeded your quota (amount of allowed capacity) on the
> remote server? Ask the administrator.
> ------
> Thomas
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