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How do I make a folder in the root of a shared network drive inaccessible over the network but accessible to that computer?
August 23, 2009 3:08 PM   Subscribe

I have a 1TB secondary drive in my desktop computer that I have the root of shared over my local network. Inside are 5 folders, all but one of I want to be accessible over the network (one is a backup folder I don't want accessible to other network computers). Before I reinstalled my OS I had figured some way of changing the permissions so that if I was on the desktop itself I could get into the backup folder, but if I was on any other computer on the network I could see the shared drive and modify any folder but the backup one. I just recently reinstalled Windows Vista (Went from 32 bit to 64 bit) and now I can’t remember how I had set the permissions.

I have a 1TB secondary drive in my desktop computer that I have the root of shared over my local network. Inside are 5 folders, all but one of I want to be accessible over the network (one is a backup folder I don't want accessible to other network computers). Before I reinstalled my OS I had figured some way of changing the permissions so that if I was on the desktop itself I could get into the backup folder, but if I was on any other computer on the network I could see the shared drive and modify any folder but the backup one. I just recently reinstalled Windows Vista (Went from 32 bit to 64 bit) and now I can’t remember how I had set the permissions.

Does anyone know how I can make that drive shared, and all the folders but the backup one accessible over my local network? I don’t want to set up a different share for each folder and I don’t want to create a separate folder for the shared stuff, I would like to leave the root of the drive shared but with one folder a network user can’t get into.

I am running Windows Vista Business 64 bit edition
posted by token-ring to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
There's a special group called "NETWORK" that only gets applied to remote accounts. Set a deny ACL for it.
posted by sbutler at 3:41 PM on August 23, 2009


Or make a "share" directory (which is shared, natch), move the directories you want to share into it and the backup directory out of it.
posted by polyglot at 5:02 PM on August 23, 2009


sbutler your suggestion worked perfectly! Thank you both for your suggestions.
posted by token-ring at 5:25 PM on August 23, 2009


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