1.    18 Jun 2016 #1
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    Is it not possible to share individual sub-folder under \Users?


    I wanted to share a \Users sub-folder e.g. "\Users\itsme\stuff" with other network PC's. If I set sharing on for that sub-folder the entire \Users folder is shared. There is no problem to share non-Users sub-folders, is \Users a special case?

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  2.    19 Jun 2016 #2
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    Do you have public folder sharing turned on? If so, turn it off.

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  3.    19 Jun 2016 #3
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    I'm wondering if one has to give access to [account name] folder in order to give access to a [account name] child folder. Thread Starter and I agree: any other nonUser area folder - no problems hsaring. Now, back to account name sub / child folder: I'm wondering if Sharing would be safer if that folder was copied into the data partition, same name is ok. I have my programs being "told" to copy to/move to/save to data partition folders and not to anywhere within User section [folder].
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  4.    19 Jun 2016 #4
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    The way that windows sharing works is a two stage process the network sharing controls the sharing of the folder tree and the NTFS permissions control the individual folders and even files.

    The setting of the Public folder sharing to on sets both the Network and NTFS file permissions to everyone, of the public folders , so this is a special case.
    As has already been stated, turning off public folder sharing should set this back to how it is with the rest of the system.

    The normal system still has the network share work on the folder and all its child folders, but does not change the NTFS permissions, therefore you have to set both permissions to fully control the share.

    If the other users are administrators, who can change permissions "on the fly" then you have an issue that may only be controlled by use of the deny permission, which is a very dangerous thing and can result in complete lockout for everyone from that file / folder/ Tree - so sharing should only be controlled for Standard users
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  5.    19 Jun 2016 #5
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    Also, when you share a sub-folder which is under a more restricted folder, you have to provide a link directly to the sub-folder, because a user not authorized for the parent folder won't be able to navigate through it to get to the sub-folder.

    So, I create a folder called "Sharing", with permissions for only myself to access locally or over the network. Below that I create folders for "User1", "User2", etc. The user folders have permissions for only myself and that particular user to access both locally or over the network. I can't give a generic link to the "Sharing" folder to any of the users because they won't be able to navigate through it to get to their own user folder because while they have permission and access to User1 folder they don't have permission or access to the Sharing folder. I have to give a link that goes directly into the user folder to User1 such as \\Computer\Sharing\User1, etc.
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  6.    19 Jun 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    The way that windows sharing works is a two stage process the network sharing controls the sharing of the folder tree and the NTFS permissions control the individual folders and even files.

    The setting of the Public folder sharing to on sets both the Network and NTFS file permissions to everyone, of the public folders , so this is a special case.
    As has already been stated, turning off public folder sharing should set this back to how it is with the rest of the system.
    Public Sharing is OFF, and has never been on.

    My usual share would be a folder or sub-folder set up for that purpose as the LCDR suggests. I was surprised to see the unintended result of sharing a sub-folder under C:\Users and wanted to know if there is a way to avoid sharing the whole folder.

    I have confirmed this is definitely a change from W7.
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  7.    19 Jun 2016 #7
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    I was able to do what you want by unsharing Users and then sharing the individual folder, e.g. Stuff
    Select Network on your computer (the one that needs Users unshared), then select the same computer from list, Right click on the Users folder and select properties.
    Select Sharing and then advanced sharing. Uncheck Share this folder. Select OK. You may get a message afterward regarding find folder, just select ignor.
    Then go to the folder you want to share and select Sharing and add Everyone (or whomever) to the shared list. Use the advanced sharing option or it will re-share Users.
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  8.    19 Jun 2016 #8
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    I'll give that a try and report back tomorrow. Thanks.
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  9.    20 Jun 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Use the advanced sharing option or it will re-share Users.
    Yes! That appears to be the key Have to use Properties/Sharing/Adv. Sharing/ and not the "Share With" option.

    Thank you!
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  10.    20 Jun 2016 #10
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    You're most welcome.
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