Windows 7 does not have a different icon for shared folders.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by akritasge, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. akritasge

    akritasge MDL Member

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    #1 akritasge, Feb 28, 2010
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    Everyone who is working with shared folders will find an Inconvenient Truth in Windows 7:

    The same icon for shared folders and normal folders is used.

    In Windows XP and Vista, we can visualize which folders are shared at a glance due to a sharing overlay (it used to be a hand before) and that is a very good feature.

    Is there any idea about how this Inconvenience can be fixed?
     
  2. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    For the answer to an Inconvenient you need to ask Al Gore.
     
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  3. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    I've noticed that too. I think its because password protected sharing is on by default so they probably thought it wasn't necessary. That said, its still stupid and its probably an oversight. Maybe an anonymous bug submit to Microsoft!
     
  4. akritasge

    akritasge MDL Member

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    What Al Gore has to do with?
    If he is a mate to you, please ask him how this problem can be solved.
     
  5. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    Al Gore - Inconvenient truth - joke.
     
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  6. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    You have to click the folder icon and it shows you the two people at the bottom of the window.
    Also, when you share entire drives, you see this icon on the shared drive.
     
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    ricktendo64 MDL Expert

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  8. akritasge

    akritasge MDL Member

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    What you mean is that I have to click every time all the folders one by one in order to find out which of them have the two people overlaid icon at the bottom of the windows explorer window.
    Is that practical?
     
  9. akritasge

    akritasge MDL Member

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    :mad: These are MS's cheap excuses and make our lives difficult.
    The problem is really a problem and it exist regardless whether MS believes it or not.