Managing Shares

To view the list of existing shared resources:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Shares.
  2. View the following information about each share:
    • Name, displays the name of the shared resource.
    • Real path, shows the path to the shared resource.
    • Description, contains the description of the shared directory as specified during its creation.
    • W, write permissions show whether users can add files to this directory. The icon means that write permissions are set for this directory. The icon means that the directory is read-only.

To add a shared resource:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Shares > Add Share.
  2. In the Preferences group, enter the name of the shared directory, full path to the directory you want to share and its description. If you want to give write permissions for this directory to network users, select the Writable checkbox.
  3. To select the users that will have access to the shared directory:
    • Select the Any user option if you want to grant access to the shared directory to all network users.
    • Select the Selected only option to grant access to the shared directory only to specified users. Select the users that will have access to this directory from the Available users list by using the Add and Remove buttons. If access is allowed for some users, they should specify their login and password to access this folder.

      Note: If you want to add other users to the Available users list, you must first add them using the Add User button on the Users tab. See Managing Users on how to add users.

  4. Click OK.

To edit the properties of a share:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Shares.
  2. Click the name of the shared directory you want to edit.
  3. Change the necessary parameters.
  4. Click OK.
 

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