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Is it possible to hide a sub-folder of a shared network folder? If yes, please explain how to do this. Thanks

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Hello, if a shared network folder has many sub-folders, is it possible to hide one of those folders from users who have access? If yes, please explain how to do this.  Thanks for your help
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You can select 'Hidden' if you right click the folder and properties.
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Question: Do you actually want to block user access to folder, because if the user has "Folder option" show hidden folders  and files on, he will see it
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That is true David, You would still need to add NTFS permissons to deny. If it is not needed by any users, why not just move it?
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You can use Access-Based Enumeration to achieve this.

Refer following article for detailed stepsIf your server is running Windows Server 2008 or R2 systems, you can enable Access-Based Enumeration from Share and Storage Management MMC. To enable Access-Based Enumeration on the existing shares, please follow the steps below.

1.       Click start -> run, type mmc and hit Enter to open the Management Console window.

2.       Click File menu -> Add/Remove Snap-in

3.       Find Share and Storage Management and click add, then OK to open the Share and Storage Management Console.

4.       Under the Shares tab, it lists all the shares on the current server. Right Click the shared folder that you would like to enable Access-Based Enumeration and select Properties.

5.       Under the Sharing tab, click Advanced button.

6.       Check the checkbox of Enable access-based enumeration.


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Thanks for the suggestions and help
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thanks
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