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    Network Folders

    II am running a small XPpro SP2 home network one wired Desktop and a wireless laptop.
    When I look at the network I can see every folder both shared and not shared, what I want to know is can I have a network set up that just lets me see only the shared folders. This is because if I click on a folder that is not shared I get a permissions message and the computer locks and I have to reboot.
    If I could just see the shared folders I would not get this problem.

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    Re: Network Folders

    If you can see a folder, it is shared, but if you can not access it, it then is a protected share. I know of no way of NOT showing these protected shares.

    By the way, the protected share should NOT be locking up your machine.

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    Re: Network Folders

    Hi

    if you rename the sharename to end with a $ then the share will not show, but you can still access it via a UNC.

    eg

    machine1share1$

    would open the folder (providing you have access) but you would not see it as listed in the shares [img]/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: Network Folders

    >>if you rename the sharename to end with a $ then the share will not show, but you can still access it via a UNC.
    Sorry for beeing a bit dence but what is a UNC?
    What I would like to see is if a folder is not shared not to show on the network just for less clutter [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Network Folders

    AS I stated above, if it is NOT shared you should NOT be seeing it, unless it is a "Ghost image" of a old share, and they will soon disappear.

    Can you do a screen dump of these shares and note which one(s) are not true shares?

    Also have you gone to the machine(s) on which these shares are coming from and check out to see if they are in fact shares?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Network Folders

    Hi

    UNC is short for Universal Naming Convention. See webopedia .
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    Re: Network Folders

    Can you explain what you are doing when you "look at the network", you should not be able to see non shared folders in any network view, so there must be some sort of mis-understanding here (yours or ours)

    StuartR

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    Re: Network Folders

    I believe if you can see the root of a drive (via computerdrive$) you can see all the folders on the drive.

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    Re: Network Folders

    Joe,

    Of course, if the root of a drive is shared (even the administrative share Computernamedrive$) then you could map the whole drive and access any folders. The reference to a permissions error suggests that we are probably not connecting with Administrator access.

    But we are all guessing what the original post was doing here, some hard information would help.

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    Re: Network Folders

    Yep. A lack of information can lead to all sorts SWAG. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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