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Windows Explorer not showing all folders in mapped dfs drive RRS feed

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  • I have a strange problem, a users does not see all of the folders in a mapped dfs drive. The drive has over 2000 folders but in explorer it only shows 400. If I open a command prompt I can cd to the drive and dir lists all folders. the explorer behavior is also the same if I browse to the folder via UNC path.

    Thanks

    Friday, November 21, 2014 8:48 PM

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  • Hi Jerry.v

    How's the permission of these folders showing - "Windows Explorer will not display files or folders that a user does not have right to access."

    Ref: http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/10/07/why-can-t-i-see-all-files-in-a-shared-folder.aspx

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:18 AM
  • Hi jerry.v,

    What is your current situation?

    When the client connects to DFS share and Access-Based Enumeration is enabled on these share folders at the same time, then Windows Explorer will not display files or folders that a user does not have right to access.

    The other concern is is the permission settings and the Hidden files and folder.

    More information, please check the blog shared by Jay.ke:

    Why can’t I see all files in a Shared folder?

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/10/07/why-can-t-i-see-all-files-in-a-shared-folder.aspx

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Tuesday, December 2, 2014 2:17 AM
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:51 AM