The shared type icons do not appear when you use Windows Explorer to view the sharing status of some shared folders in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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SYMPTOMS

When you use Windows Explorer to view some shared folders on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the shared type icons for these folders do not appear. Therefore, the shared folders cannot be identified quickly when you view many folders at the same time.

Note To view the sharing status of each folder, use the details panel at the bottom of Windows Explorer.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, install the following hotfix. After you install this hotfix, users can add a shared files property column to Windows Explorer. The following are the added properties:
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ColumnDefinition
SharedShared only returns TRUE when the item is the highest item shared or the item has an additional explicit ACE than the parent.
Sharing statusThe sharing status shows the actual state of an item. The item can be NOT SHARED, SHARED, or PRIVATE.  PRIVATE means that the current user has access to this folder. However, other users do not have access to this PRIVATE folder.
Shared withThis property lists display names. The folder is shared for the users of these display names.

To add the new columns to Windows Explorer, follow these steps:
  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Open the Choose Details dialog box by using one of the following methods:
    • In the right pane, right-click a column header, and then click More.
    • On the View menu, click Choose details.

  3. In the Choose Details dialog box, select one or more of the following properties:
    • Shared
    • Shared with
    • Sharing status

    Note Repeat step 2 and 3 if you change selections in the navigation pane.

More Information

The following scenarios highlight different cases and the values of the columns.

Scenario: C:\folder1 is not shared


A folder outside the profile is created. This shows the default column values.

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C:\folder1C:\folder1\folder2
SharedNoNo
Sharing statusNot sharedNot shared
Shared withEmptyEmpty

Scenario: C:\users\<profile>\music is not shared (C:\user has an SMB share)

A folder is created inside the profile. This shows the default column values for inside the profile.

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C:\users\<profile>\musicC:\users\<profile>\music\folder2
SharedNoNo
Sharing statusPrivatePrivate
Shared withEmptyEmpty

Scenario: C:\folder1 is shared

Sharing a folder outside the profile.

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C:\folder1C:\folder1\folder2
SharedYesNo
Sharing statusSharedShared
Shared withPopulatedPopulated

Scenario: C:\users\<profile>\music is shared (C:\user has an SMB share)

Sharing a folder inside the profile.
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C:\users\<profile>\musicC:\users\<profile>\music\folder2
SharedYesNo
Sharing statusSharedShared
Shared withPopulatedPopulated

Scenario: C:\folder1 is shared and C:\folder1\private is private

Making a folder outside the profile private.

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C:\folder1C:\folder1\sharedC:\folder1\private
SharedYesNoNo
Sharing statusSharedSharedPrivate
Shared withPopulatedPopulated"No one"

Scenario: C:\users\<profile>\music is shared and C:\users\<profile>\music\private is private (C:\user has an SMB share)


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C:\users\<profile>\musicC:\users\<profile>\music\folder2C:\users\<profile>\music\private
SharedYesYesNo
Sharing statusSharedSharedPrivate
Shared withPopulatedPopulated“No one”

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Propsys.dll7.0.7600.20762988,16023-Jul-201004:41x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Propsys.dll7.0.7600.207621,212,92823-Jul-201005:03x64
Propsys.dll7.0.7600.20762988,16023-Jul-201004:41x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Propsys.dll7.0.7600.207621,879,04023-Jul-201004:17IA-64
Propsys.dll7.0.7600.20762988,16023-Jul-201004:41x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,880
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)07:35
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_2ad8564b320aaa77be9f16a3ee494aa0_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_5e9fb309d93a3354.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)07:35
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_2c11ad5894edb0dd.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size91,975
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)05:12
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_1a916ce7d6a69cfd8a31b84fbe4d6903_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_8c6c77cbdd2c9024.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)07:35
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_5d1efb1a7fe04933ed92c40e11cc06ef_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_a71da1a3f6334791.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)07:35
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_883048dc4d4b2213.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size91,979
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)06:04
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,114
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)07:35
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_2c11ad5894edb0dd.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size91,975
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)05:12
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_a2d527c7d555188c6e9607c9519193f3_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_24beb6a447af9562.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)07:35
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_2c13514e94ebb9d9.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size91,977
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)06:00
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,690
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)07:35
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_2c11ad5894edb0dd.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size91,975
Date (UTC)23-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)05:12
PlatformNot Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 2291175 - Last Review: November 10, 2010 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
Keywords: 
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