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By mail2millie ·
I have a hard drive labeled "USER" on a Server. ALL staff data is kept on this hard drive... so within the USER drive, I have 100 directories named after each user:

USER\csmith
USER\mjones
USER\shared
...etc...

as well as one directory labeled "SHARED" that ALL users have access to.

Is there a way (as with Novell) that I can "map" people to the USER directory... but they will only have access to THEIR directory... as well as the SHARED directory?
For example, "mjones" will only see MJONES & SHARED... but not CSMITH.

Currently, mjones can "see" csmith, but cannot access it. I don't even want her to SEE it!

Please help.

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by cportman In reply to Directory Security

You can use hidden shares to do this - you will have to remap everyones network drives though.

Go to the sharing property of each user's folder and add a "$" to the end of the shared name ie
folder chris gets changed to chris$

This way users can't see the folders when they browse the network even if they have permissions to open them.

good luck
cp

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by mail2millie In reply to Directory Security

I can still see the chris folder.

When looking at the properties of the directory, the SHARING tab is set to chris$ and permission is set to that ONE user. The PERMISSION tab is also set to that ONE user... and yet I can still see it! (???) although I can't access it. Great thinking... but I'm not sure it works... or I'm not doing it right.

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by mail2millie In reply to Directory Security

This didn't work...

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by cavedweller In reply to Directory Security

Hidden shares, as described in the first post, are the way to go.

If you don't want users to see the other shares, do not share the parent directory (in your case "user". With a hidden share you cannot browse to the share, you must type in thename.

I set user's accounts to automatically map their hidden share to a drive letter at login (using user manager).

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