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02 Aug 2009   #1

 
 
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

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02 Aug 2009   #2

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.
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02 Aug 2009   #3

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.
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02 Aug 2009   #4

 
 

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.
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02 Aug 2009   #5

 
 

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...
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17 Mar 2010   #6

 
 

I hope it would be resolved in future SPs.
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29 Jun 2011   #7

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
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