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Set permissions to child folders but do not give access to parent

I am trying to give a user permissions to view a folder nested in parent folders in which I do not want them to see...ex.financial/data/sheets/application. I want them to view/change everything in "application" however no acces to anything above that folder. I also do not want have to change any permissions above that either because some folders have special permissions which I do not want to change. So what I did was shared the "application" folder to them and also added them to the security tab. I checked off do not inherit permissions (which I was told to do in another forum). However all this and they still cannot get to this folder. Is it possible to do this without screwing up or giving permssions to any above folders? THanks!
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snoopfroggCommented:
It is definitely possible to grant them access to this folder and none of the folders above it.

Access to the folder is governed by the combination of share and NTFS permissions.  For read access, the user will need read share permissions and read NTFS permissions.  To access the shared folder, the end user should be going to \\servername\application (or whatever you chose to name the share).

If they are not able to access the folder, check to see if you have any deny entries in the NTFS ACL.
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JessicaWattersAuthor Commented:
Ok so it works that is great...I was typing the full path. Now is there a way to map the user directly so they do not have to go to run and enter file path each time since I cant map it directly from the top level folder?
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snoopfroggCommented:
That's definitely doable.  There are two ways to go about it:

1.  Map the network drive to a drive letter manually:
 a.  My Computer -> Tools -> Map Network Drive

2.  Via a login script:
 a.  Go to your domain's sysvol folder and search for the end user's login script and add the mapping there.

In point 2, I'm assuming you have a domain.
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JessicaWattersAuthor Commented:
Excellent...clear and concise.
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