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Windows 7: Why the shared folder has no different symbol?

01 May 2013   #1
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Why the shared folder has no different symbol?

Why the shared folder has no different symbol?

I知 wondering why the shared folder has no different symbol that should say that it is shared (attached)!


Thank you

Best

Jamal




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01 May 2013   #2
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Why the shared folder has no different symbol?

I知 wondering why the shared folder has no different symbol that should say that it is shared (attached)!


Thank you

Best

Jamal
Hi Jamal,

Please check the link below which should answer your query:

Why windows 7 did not have a different icon for share folder?

I hope it helps.
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02 May 2013   #3
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandeepP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Why the shared folder has no different symbol?

I知 wondering why the shared folder has no different symbol that should say that it is shared (attached)!


Thank you

Best

Jamal
Hi Jamal,

Please check the link below which should answer your query:

Why windows 7 did not have a different icon for share folder?

I hope it helps.
Thank you SandeepP.

Sounds that my question is still not answered.

Do I need to install kind of utility to have different icon for the shared folder?
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02 May 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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02 May 2013   #5
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

There is no shared icon any longer. Instead, they switch to only giving private files an icon, (Pad lock).

What are those little overlay icons: Windows 7 edition - The Old New Thing - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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No longer present as an overlay is the sharing hand. Why was the sharing hand removed in favor of the private overlay?
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02 May 2013   #6
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandeepP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Why the shared folder has no different symbol?

I知 wondering why the shared folder has no different symbol that should say that it is shared (attached)!


Thank you

Best

Jamal
Hi Jamal,

Please check the link below which should answer your query:

Why windows 7 did not have a different icon for share folder?

I hope it helps.
Thank you SandeepP.

Sounds that my question is still not answered.

Do I need to install kind of utility to have different icon for the shared folder?
Hi Jamal,

The link posted above explains the reason of shared folders not having a different icon. Here is the similar post which discuss the same:

Shared Folder "two little persons" icon

Unfortunately, no confirmed solution available on this post. However, I found this which might be useful for you:

How to Get “Shared Folder Icon” Back in Windows Explorer in Windows 7 - Tweaking with Vishal

This might be unsafe for your system so user discretion is advised.
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03 May 2013   #7
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandeepP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandeepP View Post

Hi Jamal,

Please check the link below which should answer your query:

Why windows 7 did not have a different icon for share folder?

I hope it helps.
Thank you SandeepP.

Sounds that my question is still not answered.

Do I need to install kind of utility to have different icon for the shared folder?
Hi Jamal,

The link posted above explains the reason of shared folders not having a different icon. Here is the similar post which discuss the same:

Shared Folder "two little persons" icon

Unfortunately, no confirmed solution available on this post. However, I found this which might be useful for you:

How to Get 鉄hared Folder Icon Back in Windows Explorer in Windows 7 - Tweaking with Vishal

This might be unsafe for your system so user discretion is advised.
Many thanks SandeepP for the effort.

Is it the same in Windows 8? No special icon for the shared folder?!
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03 May 2013   #8
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi Jamal NUMAN,

It was my pleasure.

I believe it is same for Windows 8 as well. You can check the link below where you can find the relevant information:

How to Tell if a Folder is Shared in Windows 8 - Help Desk Geek

Hope it helps.

Thanks and Regards
Sandeep P
#iworkfordell
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04 May 2013   #9
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandeepP View Post
Hi Jamal NUMAN,

It was my pleasure.

I believe it is same for Windows 8 as well. You can check the link below where you can find the relevant information:

How to Tell if a Folder is Shared in Windows 8 - Help Desk Geek

Hope it helps.

Thanks and Regards
Sandeep P
#iworkfordell

Thank SandeepP,

Best

Jamal
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05 May 2013   #10
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandeepP View Post
Hi Jamal NUMAN,

It was my pleasure.

I believe it is same for Windows 8 as well. You can check the link below where you can find the relevant information:

How to Tell if a Folder is Shared in Windows 8 - Help Desk Geek

Hope it helps.

Thanks and Regards
Sandeep P
#iworkfordell

Thank SandeepP,

Best

Jamal
Hi Jamal,

Its great to hear that your query has been answered. If you have any queries in future feel free to contacts us.
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