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Windows Explorer and 'Folder Names'

Posted on 2009-07-05
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Where do I go to customizes what appears at the top of the windows explorer page when I've opened a folder or a file share?

File Share Example - I want it to read: <my company file share on server 10.10.10.1>

Server 2003
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by:xmouser
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Hmm, I know how to name a mapped drive.  I just want to change what I see at the top of the page when a user connects to a mapped drive or opens a local shared folder.  I'm sure there's something native to Server that allows me to do this.
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by:Glen Knight
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can you screenshot what you mean and post it?
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by:xmouser
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Changing what is seen in the title bar to custom text.
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by:Glen Knight
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That will work if you rename the drive, if you set it in a logon script it will do it for everyone.
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by:xmouser
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No screen shot.  For example let's say I open a folder that is named Demo.  The title bar will show/say Demo.  I would like to have custom text there but still retain the folder name of Demo.  I've seen this done but I can't remember how it's done.
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I just came from a presentation that had custom text.  I'm pretty sure, 99.999% sure, as I know the guy that did the presentation that no VB was used.  The descripter was changed.  Yet I can't find where to change it.
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by:Glen Knight
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OK, do you mean using the desktop.ini file?

Have a look here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc144102(VS.85).aspx
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I was thinking desktop.ini but I don't see where to replace the default text for a descriptor.  I believe it's the share name description.  I'm at home so I can't test it but I'll try in the morning.  Thanks for the help.
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