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: Shared Folder "two little persons" icon

02 Aug 2009   #1
gabriel2007

 
 
Shared Folder "two little persons" icon

Hello everybody!

Have anyone of you guys tried to shared a folder with windows 7 ? , have you noticed that the "two lil persons" (it used to be a hand before) icon that was added to the folder when you complete the sharing process doesn't come up?

it's very annoying for me because If I have 50 folders I cannot visualize which one has been shared at a glance.

the thing that scares me the most is that is the final version or maybe the activation process broke up some resources, I will try sharing a folder without activating it.

Thanks everybody


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Aug 2009   #2
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

You have to click the folder icon and it shows you the two people at the bottom of the window. I guess you know that though.
You can change the icon for the folder manually, not ideal though.
I hope someone does come up with a way to get the icon to change automatically.

If you go in to network and select your PC it does show you all the shared folders. Maybe that will help if you are going to change the icons.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2009   #3
Mikaka

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

It annoys me too, but I noticed that when you share entire drives, you see this icon on the shared drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


02 Aug 2009   #4
gabriel2007

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mikaka View Post
It annoys me too, but I noticed that when you share entire drives, you see this icon on the shared drive.
Yes, when you share the whole drive (thing that is not very safe though) you can see the icon showing you the whole drive is shared but with the folders nothing comes up, which is very annoying.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2009   #5
gabriel2007

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
You have to click the folder icon and it shows you the two people at the bottom of the window. I guess you know that though.
You can change the icon for the folder manually, not ideal though.
I hope someone does come up with a way to get the icon to change automatically.

If you go in to network and select your PC it does show you all the shared folders. Maybe that will help if you are going to change the icons.
It's just that we are talking about a way that's been more than 15 years with us! I need my shared folder indicator, Could this be intentional? or is it a bug? who knows , maybe is deactivated on the registry...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #6
saad3000

 
 

I hope it would be resolved in future SPs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jun 2011   #7
jggg

XP Pro, 7 Pro
 
 
Nope, nothing a year later

Shared folders still appear as regular folders, that is one of my biggest annoyances, along with all the hoops to jump thru just to share one lousy folder on the desktop with "everybody" in a workgroup without giving away access to private user folders, but that's a whole nother thread and the fix wasn't much of a fix. Why break XP's ease of use and common sense for 7, I don't get it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Shared Folder "two little persons" icon




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Files moved to shared public folder "locked"
I have my Public Desktop folder set to share for everyone, so it can be accessed from other pc's on the home network. But when I move a file from my user desktop to the public desktop it suddenly adds the lock icon over it and can't be accessed from another pc, even though the public desktop still...
Network & Sharing
Redirected "My Documents" folder, on shared network drive - can't see
Hi all, I'm having a weird issue with one computer here. The "My Documents" folder is redirected to a shared network drive. Other people can access the files in that folder and edit them. The weird thing is that the "local copy" of the file does not seem to match the one the other users on...
Network & Sharing
After months of smooth sharing "Your folder can't be shared."
I used to share folders without problems on this W7SP1Ult64 with an XP32Pro machine. Not anymore. I can't imagine why. All I did recently was swapping a slowly failing (not system) 1TB HDD for a 2TB HDD. Then I played around with partition letters. Now no matter what I do, no matter where: Your...
Network & Sharing
Unable to access simple shared folder on "media center"
Hey guys I cant get my media center (LG BD390) to show my shared folders on my pc. It displays my pc, but doesn't attach those shared folders that are supposed to be shared. If i access my computer from another windows pc there is no problem at all. I have altered the share configurations...
Media Center
Why do I have to move images to the "Shared Folder" to upload to Faceb
This just started happening! I have to move images to the "Shared Folder" to upload to Facebook!! When I hit the "upload new images" it does not see MY PICTURES, or anything like that at all! It will only display SHARED FILES. And only items I place in those folders will show up! Has anyone seen...
Music, Pictures & Video
Folder Shared, Permission Granted File "Access denied"
On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files. The...
Network & Sharing

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 14:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App