Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: I have problems hiding files on an external NAS.

01 Aug 2010   #1
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 
I have problems hiding files on an external NAS.

I have problems hiding files on an external NAS. It is write-protected (yet unlocked it seems to me) and even with an administrator account I can't get this to change (to non-write-protected and hidden). Not even via command prompt. I might have to add, I integrated the NAS (path) into "My Computer" (as network share), yet don't know the "original" path anymore. The NAS IP doesn't work (in the command prompt). What do I have to do different in the command prompt for network shares and how do I find out the "original" path?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Aug 2010   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KnowledgeWorker View Post
I have problems hiding files on an external NAS. It is write-protected (yet unlocked it seems to me) and even with an administrator account I can't get this to change (to non-write-protected and hidden). Not even via command prompt. I might have to add, I integrated the NAS (path) into "My Computer" (as network share), yet don't know the "original" path anymore. The NAS IP doesn't work (in the command prompt). What do I have to do different in the command prompt for network shares and how do I find out the "original" path?
What brand is the NAS? Most come with a configuration utility that runs under Windows.

Mine doesn't use the IP with the command line. For mine (a DLink), you need to access it through an internet browser.

To find the path, open Windows Explorer and right click on the NAS "drive", and look under properties. The path should be there.

Keep in mind that copying a hidden file from your PC to the NAS will make the file unhidden when it gets there. At least it does with mine. There might be a setting to fix this, but I never bothered to look, as it isn't really important to me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 I have problems hiding files on an external NAS.




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Invisible files/folders -- what's Windows hiding?
Hello, I recently had a problem where my jump lists stopped working. The solution I found on a blog site was to navigate to the folder c:\Users\username\Recent\automaticDestinations\ and delete the entire contents of this folder. What is funny about this folder, though, is that it's invisible...
System Security
Display problems, cannot see Taskbar-not hiding!
I have windows 7 pro 64 bit Lenovo laptop. The taskbar is out of view unles you put it at top. The time and the rest of the icons are not fitting on the screen, I have done a reinstall and it is the same. The display settings and all of that are at the default. What would cause this !!!?
General Discussion
Hiding Folders/Files
Okay, so maybe I'm just over thinking here, but say you hide a file, sure you can access it through changing the folder options from show to do not show. But the problem is so can anyone else, so whats the point of hiding stuff unless you're hiding it from someone who is a novice at windows 7. My...
General Discussion
Hiding Documents and files in folders
I notice when I save my edited video to my video folder they will show along with all the video icon blank pages usully title after what i named the video along with 'Index File" 'AVI.Index File' or a 'SCN File'. Im sure they are important but they sure clutter up the folder. Is there a way to...
General Discussion
Files & Folders Gone Hiding
I recently upgraded my system from Win XPPro to Win 7 Ultimate. My system runs smoothly except this weird thing I hardly don't understand. When I go to "My Computer" all the partitions created with the former OS are visible. Free spaces and Used spaces are visible as well, but when I open one of...
General Discussion
C:\ Hiding files?
Howdy. I noticed that if I save a file to my C:\, it sorta gets swallowed up. I was in SQLyog working on my MySQL server and did a table export. I saved it as "c:\table.sql". I flipped to my DOS window and did a DIR and didn't see it. Tried DIR /AH, no dice. DIR /AS, nope. Nada. Opened a...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:08.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App