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MOD_PLSQL Download Fails With HTTP-500 ORA-22285: Non-Existent Directory Or File For GETLENGTH Operation (Doc ID 754471.1)

Last updated on MARCH 19, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version to 10.1.4 [Release 9iAS to AS10gR2]
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows XPMicrosoft Windows Server 2003


Downloading a file with MOD_PLSQL on an Application Server environment on Windows 2003 fails with an ORA-22285 / ORA-22288 error if the file sits in a remote disk, referenced in the PLSQL code using Microsoft Windows UNC syntax (i.e. \\<hostname>\<shared directory>), e.g.:

The problem does not reproduce downloading a file stored in a local file system




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