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BigBadBob
10-06-2009, 09:10 PM
At work there is a network of various Vista and XP machines with access to a server (F drive). I need to hide one folder containing staff sensitive documents (or password protect it). Is there any easy way to achieve this?

Speedy Gonzales
10-06-2009, 09:13 PM
Are you one of the IT staff?? If youre not,, then you probably cant do anything

somebody
10-06-2009, 09:17 PM
If I remember correctly, you can hide it by putting the dollar sign ($) at the end of the share name.

In terms of password protection, you will just need to change the permissions on the folder so that only certain people can access it.

Blam
10-06-2009, 11:08 PM
Yep, put $ at the end, but if they know the name of the folder they can still easily access it.

Right Click the folder>properties>permissions.

Make sure on Vista you have password protected sharing ON and set a user account etc

Blam

wainuitech
10-06-2009, 11:20 PM
At work there is a network of various Vista and XP machines with access to a server Is it a real server or just a PC acting as a server ?

Real servers generally need to be logged into - if its running real server software, each folder can have the permissions set for each user - if they are not permitted to open a certain folder, while they can see it, it wont let them in or it can be set so only certain people have access.

PS: all the vista commands to take ownership wont do anything.