ROBOCOPY.EXE returns "ERROR 3 (0x00000003) Creating Destination Directory".

(Last modified: 14Nov2003)

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Microsoft Windows NT workstation 4.0


ROBOCOPY.EXE returns "ERROR 3 (0x00000003) Creating Destination Directory".


This problem is related to the defect described with Technical Information Document 10083958 and probably is introduced with the NetWare CIFS server patch for that defect. The NetWare CIFS server now also returns DOS error code 0x03 (ERROR_BAD_PATHNAME) if all directory components in the path given with an SMB_COM_CREATE_DIRECTORY already exist. In such case it should return DOS error 0x50 (ERROR_FILE_EXISTS). Returning the appropriate error code is important, since many applications rely on this information for proper error handling.


Submitted a defect report to engineering.


Document Title: ROBOCOPY.EXE returns "ERROR 3 (0x00000003) Creating Destination Directory".
Document ID: 10087260
Solution ID: NOVL92737
Creation Date: 25Sep2003
Modified Date: 14Nov2003
Novell Product Class:NetWare


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