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Cannot use a leading .. to exit above the top directory.
when i run my website on server and enter user name and password and than click on the login button it give error
Cannot use a leading .. to exit above the top directory is coming.
but when i run it on local server or IIS it runs properly.
so please tell me solutions of this.

Description:
An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.<br />
Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Cannot use a leading .. to exit above the top directory.


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[HttpException (0x80004005): Cannot use a leading .. to exit above the top directory.]
   System.Web.Util.UrlPath.ReduceVirtualPath(String path) +8861959
   System.Web.Util.UrlPath.Reduce(String path) +52
   System.Web.Util.UrlPath.Combine(String appPath, String basepath, String relative) +214
   System.Web.UI.Control.ResolveClientUrl(String relativeUrl) +180
   System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlLink.RenderAttributes(HtmlTextWriter writer) +74
   System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlLink.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +42
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControlInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter) +27
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter) +99
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer) +25
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +134
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer) +19
   System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlHead.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer) +17
   System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlContainerControl.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +32
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControlInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter) +27
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter) +99
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer) +25
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +134
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer) +19
   System.Web.UI.Control.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +10
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControlInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter) +27
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter) +99
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer) +25
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +134
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer) +19
   System.Web.UI.Page.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +29
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControlInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter) +27
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter) +99
   System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer) +25
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +1266

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.4206; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.4209
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Updated 18-Apr-11 2:39am
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Comments
Jeffrey Enzo 18-Apr-11 8:37am
   
Be more specific!

1 solution

It means that one of the paths has a ".." at the beginning of it that would result in exiting the web site's root folder hierarchy. You need to google "asp.net relative paths" or something like that to help you with your problem.

BTW, a hint to where the problem is is included in the exception page that you saw. It will actually tell you what file it found the problem in.

To head off future occurences of this exception, do a search in the entire solution for this string: "../". If you find any of those in files in the root path of your web site, address them.
   
Comments
Manfred Rudolf Bihy 18-Apr-11 9:07am
   
Exactly! 5+
Member 4283850 24-Nov-13 10:20am
   
Thank you John.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 18-Apr-11 23:26pm
   
Simple as that, a 5.
--SA

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