When UiPath initializes a program, it seems to load it with different access rights than the user it is logged in as.
For example, when I manually open up notepad, then have a robot save it to a restricted network location for which I have write access, then the file saves successfully. However, when the robot opens notepad and saves to the same location, it throws an error that access is denied. An error is also thrown when a robot opens notepad, then I manually save to the network location. The same error occurs when attempting to attach a file to an email from a network location
Write access has been verified to the directories. There is no problem editing Excel files in the same directory, or moving files from the local hard drive to the network location.
As a workaround, we have been saving to the local computer C:\temp and then using the “move file” activity to move to the correct location on the network drive as part of the closing activities within workflows.
Steps to reproduce:
Saving a file to the network drive by typing in the full file path in the ‘save as’ dialog box. Example: \Server\name\location\filename.pdf
Studio/Robot/Orchestrator Version: 2017.1
Here is an example of an error that popped up when trying to send a PDF stored on a network drive as an attachment in an email