Could I prevent a user to see some folder name which is the sub folder of shared folder

We are using Windows 2012 R2 Standart x64 Server as a file server.
We shared a folder. There are several folders in this main shared folder.
Every sub folder is for a user. And we granted permissions for every folder which can be accessed by the unique user.
But all users can see the other users folder name even if they can only get in only one of them.
Is it possible to prevent the users to see the other folders except the one that he can allowed to access?
Thank You
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What you are referring to is called Access Based Enumeration:


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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
yes use NTFS permissions to lock this down, do not go with windows 2012 fancy alternatives is my opinion on it.

unless your in a large multi national company with particular requirements from over your head to use certain new systems.

for example I have share A, folders 1 - 6 reside inside share A. My share permissions and NTFS permissions for share A grant secgroup1 and secgroup2 access to share A and all its contents from the permissions level of share A managed through computer management.

i want secgroup1 to keep its access and secgroup2 to keep its access apart from folder 3 what do i do?

1. option I have is navigate to folder 3 and right click it , properties, security and go to advanced tab, from here uncheck include inheritable permissions and remove all the permissions in the box, permission this folder from scratch and select the replace child objects box then hit apply to distribute the new permissions. the uncheck inheritable permissions has stopped secgroup1 from getting access automatically and told the folder not to inherit permissions from above whether in a share or not.

2. another option i have is to issue a deny read permission for secgroup2 on folder 3, deny read permission will ovewright any granted permission.
certuranAuthor Commented:
Access Based Enumeration is the related setting. You have given me 2008 server solution. I have win 2012 server. So I research for Win 2012. and I have found it and applied. Thank you very very much.
Dear Mark thak you for your effort.
Best Wishes
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