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Windows 7: NTFS Junctions, Sharing and User Permissions

10 Oct 2009   #11
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabalsad View Post
Have you actually tried going another level deep instead of just listing the contents?

(From another PC on the network ofcourse)
Of course. After all, that is the whole problem I was trying to help you solve.


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11 Oct 2009   #12
jabalsad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Tip:
Then you should use 1 library for 1 folder, instead of many folders in one library.
You can create your own libraries for each folder, just like you would create a junction.(minus the permissions problem)

Right-click on "libraries" in the left pane of the explorer, and chose -> new -> library
You can give it it's own name, it's own icon and view settings.

Try and see if that works for you.

Good luck
Thanks, that is a good tip! Even though that is a good solution, it's not perfect; another reason why I would like to use NTFS junctions is to have one network share for all videos for example. If I were to create separate libraries for each type of video, they would all appear as separate shares (handy in certain cases, but undesirable in others).
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11 Oct 2009   #13
jabalsad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabalsad View Post
Have you actually tried going another level deep instead of just listing the contents?

(From another PC on the network ofcourse)
Of course. After all, that is the whole problem I was trying to help you solve.
I'm going to try again your steps exactly as you laid them out to see if I can get it to work. However I think the software used to create NTFS junctions should be irrelevant. I will come back with my results.
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11 Oct 2009   #14
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabalsad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Tip:
Then you should use 1 library for 1 folder, instead of many folders in one library.
You can create your own libraries for each folder, just like you would create a junction.(minus the permissions problem)

Right-click on "libraries" in the left pane of the explorer, and chose -> new -> library
You can give it it's own name, it's own icon and view settings.

Try and see if that works for you.

Good luck
Thanks, that is a good tip! Even though that is a good solution, it's not perfect; another reason why I would like to use NTFS junctions is to have one network share for all videos for example. If I were to create separate libraries for each type of video, they would all appear as separate shares (handy in certain cases, but undesirable in others).
Get creative, use them both.

One video library for all, and separate libraries for the ones you want to separate.

By the way, how would a junction be better in that scenario?

Greetings
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11 Oct 2009   #15
jabalsad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Get creative, use them both.

One video library for all, and separate libraries for the ones you want to separate.

By the way, how would a junction be better in that scenario?

Greetings
Yes, that is the plan. Separate libraries for the ones I want to have separate shares. But, in the case of the Video library, it may only contain one folder (and not multiple sub-libraries). This folder is then the one that contains NTFS junctions (which I now got to work for some obscure reason).
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11 Oct 2009   #16
jabalsad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabalsad View Post
I'm going to try again your steps exactly as you laid them out to see if I can get it to work. However I think the software used to create NTFS junctions should be irrelevant. I will come back with my results.
Alright, it seems the change in software worked! Hell only knows why. I was previously using a software called Winbolic Link. I removed all the junctions that has been created by it and uninstalled the software completely. I then continued to download and install junction link magic, created the junctions I desired and *bam* it worked!

What a frustration to find out where the problem lies, but then again I learned some information through this thread, especially in using libraries more efficiently.

Thank you all for the input.
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11 Oct 2009   #17
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabalsad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabalsad View Post
I'm going to try again your steps exactly as you laid them out to see if I can get it to work. However I think the software used to create NTFS junctions should be irrelevant. I will come back with my results.
Alright, it seems the change in software worked! Hell only knows why. I was previously using a software called Winbolic Link. I removed all the junctions that has been created by it and uninstalled the software completely. I then continued to download and install junction link magic, created the junctions I desired and *bam* it worked!

What a frustration to find out where the problem lies, but then again I learned some information through this thread, especially in using libraries more efficiently.

Thank you all for the input.
You're welcome,

By the way, I never noticed you used software for the junctions.

I thought you used the command line.
(I have made a tutorial on it in our tutorial section)

That might have made me point you in the right direction sooner.

But like you said, this way you found out a little more about the libraries.

Another powerful item is Favorites in the explorer (not to be confused with IE favorites)

If you have a folder that is deep down a folder tree, but you need to access it regularly, just drop that folder on favorites.

That way you'll go there instantly when you click on it.

Greetz
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