Microsoft KB Archive/930090
Article ID: 930090
Article Last Modified on 3/15/2007
- Windows Vista Ultimate
- Windows Vista Enterprise
- Windows Vista Business
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Starter
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
- Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
- Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
You use the File Sharing Wizard in Windows Vista to share a folder, and then grant Contributor permissions to a user for that folder. However, when the user tries to access the folder, the following problems may occur:
- The user cannot locate the folder.
- The user can delete files or folders that have been created by other users.
The user may be unable to locate the shared folder if the following conditions are true:
- You share a folder that resides in your profile path on the Windows Vista-based computer. For example, you share the following folder:
UserNameis your profile name.
SharedFolderis the name of the shared folder.
In this case, a user who has Contributor permissions must know the full path of the shared folder before the user can view the shared folder. For example, a user must have the following information:
ComputerNameis the name of the Windows Vista-based computer.
- You share a folder that does not reside in your profile path on the Windows Vista-based computer. For example, you share the following folder:
In both these cases, a user who has Contributor permissions can delete files and folders that other users have created.
Note Contributor permissions are only available when you share a folder. Contributor permissions do not appear when you share files.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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