Shared Drive and its contents


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    Shared Drive and its contents


    Why are all the folders inside a Shared Drive not automatically shared? I assume it was so but when I checked several folder inside a shared Drive , some are shared others are not . Any reason for this ? Tks
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @sportflyer,

    sportflyer said:
    Why are all the folders inside a Shared Drive not automatically shared? I assume it was so but when I checked several folder inside a shared Drive , some are shared others are not . Any reason for this?

    Have you looked through this to see if there is anything that might help? . . .

    > How to Share Files and Folders Over a Network in Windows 10

    Also have a look at these . . .

    > 7 Best Ways to Fix When Win*dow 10 File Shar*ing Isnít Working
    > 3 ways to view your shared folders in Windows (all versions)

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    What are the NTFS permission on none shared files?
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    I removed sharing from Drive and all folders within that shared drive that is shared to start over again. I restarted the computer and followed the instructions . Now when I share that drive , all folders inside the drive is not shared. Really puzzled.
    New Info : Even though the individual folder properties (inside the shared drive) show it's not shared , they can be seen and acted on by computers on the network.
    Last edited by sportflyer; 30 Apr 2021 at 11:43.
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  5. Samuria's Avatar
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    You dont understand the share gives you access to the folder share not the files that is controlled by NTFS permissions so you can set permissions to deny and you cant then access them which is why I asked what the permissions are if a user copies a file it will be owned by that user so everyone has no rights
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    All the folders in the shared Drive are not shared under Sharing tab in Properties.
    Under Security tab , various folders are given varying permissions. depending on the Users.
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  7. Samuria's Avatar
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    You are sharing a whole drive is it c or other? By default all drives are shared as admin drive with a$ ie c$ d$ if you then try and reshare it get confusing. On a shared drive a lot of folders you wont have any rights to like system folders, other users folders
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    I am sharing a whole ext. HDD Drive G that contains my entertainment stuff like music , videos , books etc .
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    If a folder is shared, the path of any subfolder that belongs to the folder tree can be resolved in spite of the fact that access rights may either be denied or be granted by using NTFS permissions in the filesystem on the remote. If the root of a drive is shared, then the same also applies to folders that belong to this root. You do not need to share a folder the path of which can already be resolved via its parent. Not unless maybe you want to share it under a specific name that is shorter so it requires less keystrokes when typing it or is easier to remember than the full UNC path that contains the name of the parent.
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