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Chapter 8.  Sharing and Accessing Networ... > Share a folder but hide it from netw...

8.3. Share a folder but hide it from network browsing

Windows 2000 provides great security options for protecting your local resources from unauthorized access by other users on the network, so you generally don't have to worry about someone getting access to folders or files they shouldn't have. But what if you make a mistake that compromises your security when you set up permissions for a share? Or perhaps you simply have some resources you don't want everyone to see, but need to give access to a select few. The solution is to hide the share.

8.3.1. Hide a shared resource

When you browse the network in My Network Places you see icons for each shared resource. What you don't see are hidden shares, which can be accessed just like any visible share, subject to its share permissions and underlying NTFS permissions, if any. A user who knows a hidden share is available can specify the path to the share in an Address bar or any other place where you can enter a UNC path (such as when mapping a drive letter to the shared folder).


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