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Posted on 2012-04-13
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Today my client request me, configure permission for the folder just for specific person ,but I cannot found the folder, even I slow hidden folder, but if go to share management in window 2008,I able to see the hidden folder,so I assigned the
permission in here,I am very interesting this setting , because is good for confidential data,I also worry if system goes wrong,we forget to recover that folder so here,I need expert teach me how do this setting.
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by:motnahp00
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Share a folder using a name followed by the dollar sign ($).
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by:Mutogi
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ensure that you are on the server that is hosting the file.
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by:warriorsTeah
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The problem is ,I also can not see in server for that folder
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by:motnahp00
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Run this from a command prompt on your server:

net share

It will list all of your shares to include the hidden ones.
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by:Mutogi
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check on the client machine for the folder path.
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by:warriorsTeah
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\\server\finance
Above is the share path,I able to map in network,but when I check in `server` I can not find the folder,as mention above,I already show hidden files and I able to see in share management also
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by:motnahp00
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You are accessing the the hidden share with a dollar sign, right?

\\server\finance$
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by:warriorsTeah
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No
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by:motnahp00
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Please provide me your output.

net share
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by:Mutogi
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use robocopy to move and see what files/folders you are looking for.

like everoyone else said use the "$" sign it works!
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by:warriorsTeah
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Like what i said above, i able to see content of the folder through mapping drive method,but i want to know is how to see the folder in physical server.
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\me>net share

Share name   Resource                        Remark

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C$           C:\                             Default share
IPC$                                         Remote IPC
ADMIN$       C:\Windows                      Remote Admin
The command completed successfully.

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The Resource column shows your physical location.

Organize -> Folder Options -> View -> select Show hidden files, folders, or drives

Organize -> Folder Options -> View -> deselect Hide protected OS files

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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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It could be the account you were using does not have NTFS file permissions to view that folder.
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by:warriorsTeah
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I am using administrator account,i think that is not the cause
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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You could use the Share and Storage Manager
Video here
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by:warriorsTeah
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May I know how to make a folders as protected OS file
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