how do you create a desktop short cut to folder that the end user does not have permission too.


  • I do not think this can be done but the end user claims she had this short cut before and she clicked on the folder put her

    credentials in and was able to access the folder, so basically she wants to see the short cut and only those that the right permissions to the folder will be able to access it with there network credentials.

    I dont remember seeing this before but I figure I would check with other I.T. people incase they know how to do this.

    she wants something that prompts you for your network credentials for you to access it.

    when I map to it say I use one of the credentials that have access, if I check connect at next log on that defeats the purpose

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:16 AM


  • Hi Neil,

    Based on my tests, shortcuts cannot be shared.

    We can only assign NTFS permissions on shortcuts for local access.

    Is your end user’s machine under workgroup mode or domain mode?

    Under workgroup mode, if we enable Password Protected Sharing, then users are asked to input user credentials before they can access shared folders.

    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Amy Wang

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:24 AM