Shared Folders should not show hidden/system files RRS feed

  • Question

  • Shared folders displays thumbs.db and album art files among other things that are hidden and/or system files and should have a filter to hide this.

    Sunday, January 20, 2008 10:14 PM

All replies

  • Are you referring to shared folders via the network, or via the webpage?
    If via network shares:
    If your clients have 'show hidden files & folders' selected, and 'hide protected operating system files' unchecked (explorer > tools > folder options > 'view' tab), they'll see the hidden/system files in the shares.

    If via the webpage:
    Log in to your WHS via remote desktop (username= Administrator, password= your console PW.)
    Open My Computer, and disable the options as outlined above (for the client.)


    *Edit:  OK, I just played around with the view options on the WHS.  No matter what, hidden/system files show up in the webpages.  Indifferent

    Sunday, January 20, 2008 11:09 PM
  • YOu should submit this as a suggestion on Connect. It's a good idea.
    Monday, January 21, 2008 1:51 AM
  • Yes I am having the same problem, Have we found a way to prevent the hidden files from being show?


    Monday, January 28, 2008 12:34 AM
  • Rob, you can't prevent hidden/system files from showing on the web site.
    Monday, January 28, 2008 7:28 PM