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Old August 26th 09, 02:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
OzPat
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Default Hide some folders for some workgroup users

Hi,

I've worked out how to allow only certain workgroup users to access
sensitive company folders/files on my computer, but the users without access
to these folders can still see the restricted folder name when they look in
My Network Places.
What I need is for the folder to be visible for the Power User group that is
able to access this folder, but hidden for the general staff. My theory is:
if they don't know its there then they won't try to find out what is inside
it.

Thanks in Advance
Patrick
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Old August 26th 09, 03:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MS-MVP]
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Default Hide some folders for some workgroup users

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:37:08 -0700, OzPat
wrote:

Hi,

I've worked out how to allow only certain workgroup users to access
sensitive company folders/files on my computer, but the users without access
to these folders can still see the restricted folder name when they look in
My Network Places.
What I need is for the folder to be visible for the Power User group that is
able to access this folder, but hidden for the general staff. My theory is:
if they don't know its there then they won't try to find out what is inside
it.

Thanks in Advance
Patrick


To the best of my knowledge, there's no way to hide a folder name from
certain users and show it to other users.

You can hide a shared folder from everyone by putting a dollar sign at
the end of its share name, such as DATA$. Tell the selected users the
share name. They can connect to it by mapping a network drive to the
shared folder, or by typing its name in the Start Run box in this
format:

\\computer\sharename
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
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Old August 26th 09, 03:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MS-MVP]
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Default Hide some folders for some workgroup users

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:37:08 -0700, OzPat
wrote:

Hi,

I've worked out how to allow only certain workgroup users to access
sensitive company folders/files on my computer, but the users without access
to these folders can still see the restricted folder name when they look in
My Network Places.
What I need is for the folder to be visible for the Power User group that is
able to access this folder, but hidden for the general staff. My theory is:
if they don't know its there then they won't try to find out what is inside
it.

Thanks in Advance
Patrick


To the best of my knowledge, there's no way to hide a folder name from
certain users and show it to other users.

You can hide a shared folder from everyone by putting a dollar sign at
the end of its share name, such as DATA$. Tell the selected users the
share name. They can connect to it by mapping a network drive to the
shared folder, or by typing its name in the Start Run box in this
format:

\\computer\sharename
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
 




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