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: How do I change shared network folder icons

15 Apr 2013   #1
judaster

W7 32bit
 
 
How do I change shared network folder icons

Hello and thanks for reading!

We have a multimedia production department, and I'm thinking on a system to mark the "ready for backup" folders. We create one folder for every project (and we can find all related documents, images, etc inside).

We can't change the folder name to mark it because there are some documents inside with absolute paths, this means that if you move or change the name of the folder, you have to relink too many things, and this is not an option.

OK I thought that it would be a good idea to mark the folder as "ready for backup" with a different icon, but it doesn't work on the network folders (only in local). I tried creating and customizing a desktop.ini file inside the folder but it doesn't work in our environment (SBS2008 server + NAS disks and W7/WXP clients).

I wonder if somebody have an idea to do it.

Thanks a lot,

Jud


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Apr 2013   #2
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hi judaster and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give more details on your specs please?

Also if your in a business they must have a I.T Dept?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2013   #3
judaster

W7 32bit
 
 

Thanks Benjy,

Yes we have an IT department but it's not an IT problem, I was looking for some ideas on how to approach this situation. We have several computers in our LAN, all of them accessing to a couple of NAS drives, all the working folders are in these NAS systems, and I need to tell the project leader something like "hi John :-) when the project is finished, please DO SOMETHING to let me know that this folder must be backed up". I'l looking for this SOMETHING.

I thought changing the folder icon would be a solution but it not :-/

I have to think in something different

Cheers,

Jud
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


15 Apr 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome judaster to our Forum.
I would suggest leaving things alone.
If you desire to change things please contact your I.T. Department and ask for guidance. They will decide whether it is a I.T. problem or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2013   #5
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yes as stated above. Also the reason you cannot change the folder name is because more than likely you did not create it. You would need to log on to the server it's on or even pc. You cannot change the folder name unless you are hosting it

So basically you will not be able to change the network folder or anthing to it if you are not the owner, and on the pc it is set up on

Hope this answers your question.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2013   #6
judaster

W7 32bit
 
 

Well, I was just looking for some other ideas... my mistake

Thanks anyway,

Jud
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How do I change shared network folder icons




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type
First, please forgive me if I have overlooked this issue in the many searches I have performed thus far. I would like to know if anyone has a way to change all folder icons within a single folder to one specific icon without performing each one individually. I have over 1,400 folders within a...
Customization
Windows 7 Network Folder shared access
I have set up on a networked PC (Windows 7 Professional) a shared folder directory structure which has sub-folders for each userid defined on that PC. Each user will from their own laptop on the network perform a network folder mapping to their own sub-folder. I am able to perform the first network...
Network & Sharing
I can access network shared folder, but not subfolder, help please.
I have a PC and Laptop. PC is running 7 Ultimate and Laptop is running 7 Pro. On the PC I have multiple hard drives, internal and external. I can see all the drives and the shared folders listed individually as well. Over the network (from Laptop) when I go to Drive X I can paste stuff in it, but...
Network & Sharing
Unable to map to a shared network folder Windows 7
I have a Windows 7 Pro Desktop PC and a Windows 7 Home Edition Laptop. I would like to map a drive on the Laptop to a shared folder on the Desktop. In the Network portion of the Laptop it sees the Desktop PC name and under the PC name it shows the Users folder and under that it shows my...
Network & Sharing
Pinning network shared folder shortcuts from LAN
Windows 7 adding network drive shortcuts to taskar. I'm searching a similar way with XP Quick launch bar to add some network folders (which aren't mapped as drives) to taskbar. When dragging to taskbar, there opens a window (Pinned/Recent/) which I understand means shortcut has now pinned. Now...
General Discussion
Shared Folder over network problem...
So, there's this problem that I've had for about 2 days now, and for the life of me I can't even seem to think or find out what the problem is, even after hours of Googling the topic. It'd be great if someone where to enlighten me on this small but frustrating problem. :D Here are some attached...
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 06:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App