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Topic # 111938 20-Nov-2012 13:03 Send private message

I'm looking for suggestions and ideas as to how to "hide" Folders (with files inside) on a network.

I am aware of how to hide Files using the appended $ character, and I've tried a little applet that will "hide" Folders, but this only seems to remove them from sight on certain devices ... viz. I can't see the Folder over a networked media player, but they still show up on computer in the same Workgroup.

Any simple solutions would be welcome.

R.

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  Reply # 720056 20-Nov-2012 13:06 Send private message

PS I don't want to make the Folder/Files system types or using the Hidden attribute.

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  Reply # 720073 20-Nov-2012 13:49 Send private message

Can't you just set the security on the folder so that while they can see the folder they cannt open it or view the contents?  Also help to know what OS your running.



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  Reply # 720087 20-Nov-2012 14:14 Send private message

wallop: I want it unseen, not just unopenable. Running XP Pro.

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  Reply # 720101 20-Nov-2012 14:26 Send private message

I would say out of luck then unless you want to turn sharing off on that machine.

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  Reply # 720163 20-Nov-2012 15:43 Send private message

Agree with Wallop

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  Reply # 720174 20-Nov-2012 15:52 Send private message

Rickles: I'm looking for suggestions and ideas as to how to "hide" Folders (with files inside) on a network.


Can you explain a bit more why you want to do this? It will help with the solutions.



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  Reply # 720326 20-Nov-2012 20:12 Send private message

gzt: Home network, wifi, network storage unit, and media player connected to TV .... kids and wife use network for internet access and some files.

Simply want to 'hide' some Folders/Files from most of the network users.

R.

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  Reply # 720486 21-Nov-2012 07:05 Send private message

You need to create a new share at the root level and hide it with $ and give rights only to yourself.

For example: Rather than sharing D: drive to everyone, create two directories, one is called Family, and one is called Mystuff$; share permissions for Family are for Everyone, and permissions for Mystuff$ are personal to you.

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  Reply # 720532 21-Nov-2012 08:53 Send private message

mthand: You need to create a new share at the root level and hide it with $ and give rights only to yourself.

For example: Rather than sharing D: drive to everyone, create two directories, one is called Family, and one is called Mystuff$; share permissions for Family are for Everyone, and permissions for Mystuff$ are personal to you.


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Create a new share and put your "hidden files" in that folder



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  Reply # 720574 21-Nov-2012 09:36 Send private message

Yes, I've used the $ append on the main computer, my main problem lies with the NAS .... being a D-Link ShareCenter unit it does not readily accept DOS/Win commands such as using the $ character.

Setting Users and Groups etc on the NAS will hide Folders/Files, but it does it across the board for all users including the Administrator ... and I didn't want to have to register each and every individual possibly using the network (not a corporate site).

R.

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  Reply # 720591 21-Nov-2012 09:54 Send private message

Groups are your friend :)


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