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Chapter 10. Networking & Telecommunications > Icons & Windows of Shared Items

Icons & Windows of Shared Items

The appearance of a shared item provides visual clues to its privilege settings.

  • Folders that cannot be opened have buckles around them (Figure 54). If you try to open of these folders, a dialog box like the one in Figure 55 tells you why you can't.

    Figure 54. Folder icons indicate file-sharing privileges. (The Desktop folder is always a locked folder.)

    Figure 55. When you try to open a folder you're not allowed to open, a dialog box like this appears.

  • A drop-box folder has a down-pointing arrow above it (Figure 54). When you drop an item into one of these folders, a dialog box like the one in Figure 56 reminds you that you won't be able to see it once it's gone.

    Figure 56. When you use a drop box, a dialog box like this appears.

  • Folders that cannot be renamed, moved, or deleted display a padlock icon beside them (Figure 54).

  • The window for a read-only folder displays a tiny pencil with a slash icon on the left side of the header (Figure 57). When you try to drag an item into it, a dialog box like the one in Figure 58 tells you why you can't.

    Figure 57. A tiny icon on the left side of the header indicates that this is a read-only folder.

    Figure 58. When you try to copy a file to a folder with read-only privileges, a dialog box like this appears.


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