The folder you entered does not appear to be valid

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Hi all,

I am developing a simple web based application for some office routine. When I was adding some shortcut to open some folders, I meet an error, that said, the folder you entered is not valid. I added the exact screen shot below.

 

Add Network Location

The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another.

As I checked, I have a valid folder that also exist, and the folder is not protected. I checked on the rights, yes the application has the rights to create, modify, delete folders, to my surprise this is the first time I encounter this error.

Asking for some advice and thoughts regarding this issue that I meet, all your suggestions are highly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #124937

The folder you entered does not appear to be valid

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Dear Jamyjolts,

This problem may be raised your network clients preventing to the connection to web server on local time machine. Here are the solutions with screen shot.

Please go to the Microsoft web page. Download the following updates:

KB907306

KB269681

Install them and reboot your computer.

Another solution is:

  • Go to the windows explorer and search for WINNTSystem32
  • Go to the folder option and select show all hidden folders and files.
  • Go to the webfldrs.msi file and select it
  • Reinstall it and reboot your computer.

Thank you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #124939

The folder you entered does not appear to be valid

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The problem is with connecting to the remote folder.

The facts associated with it

1.       The connection to the remote host failed due to an access privilege that is not authentic.

2.       The connection is reset by the server.

3.       The network is not responding as it is disconnected or a failure.

4.       The usage of huge data in the network that is creating delay in the system for it to get back the acknowledgement from the server.

All you can do is to check all the above and your network security systems that may be hampered by a block by a firewall or a webshield.

Answered By 0 points N/A #124941

The folder you entered does not appear to be valid

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  • Getting an error “The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another” is common. That happens when the URL of the SharePoint portal contains “%20” to represent a space that can’t be identified Network Place shortcut.
  • For instance the URL is http://sharename/point%20document. When prompted to enter the URL, on the Internet or Network Address box. Change the URL to http://sharename/point document. That is removing the %20 character and replacing it with an actual space.
  • Since you’re using Vista, Here’s you can try doing.
  • If the URL looks like this: http://sharename/pointdocument/default.aspx.
  • Just remove the filename from the URL so as it would like this:
  • http://sharename/pointdocument
Answered By 0 points N/A #124942

The folder you entered does not appear to be valid

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For windows Vista, when you’re creating a Network Place shortcut to a Microsoft Windows SharePoint and while entering the URL and you get this message “The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another”. You have to check the URL itself.

  • Such issue and error usually occurs when your URL contains a file name.
  • For example: http://sample/document/default.aspx
  • Such format of the URL is what causing such error to come up when you’re entering it. What you can actually do is to remove the filename “default.aspx”. So the format should look just like this–http://sample/document.

Hope this would work for you.

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