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:

Column

Definition

Shared

Shared only returns TRUE when the item is the highest item shared or the item has an additional explicit ACE than the parent.

Sharing status

The 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 with

This 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.

C:\folder1

C:\folder1\folder2

Shared

No

No

Sharing status

Not shared

Not shared

Shared with

Empty

Empty

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.

C:\users\<profile>\music

C:\users\<profile>\music\folder2

Shared

No

No

Sharing status

Private

Private

Shared with

Empty

Empty

Scenario: C:\folder1 is shared

Sharing a folder outside the profile.

C:\folder1

C:\folder1\folder2

Shared

Yes

No

Sharing status

Shared

Shared

Shared with

Populated

Populated


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

Sharing a folder inside the profile.

C:\users\<profile>\music

C:\users\<profile>\music\folder2

Shared

Yes

No

Sharing status

Shared

Shared

Shared with

Populated

Populated


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

Making a folder outside the profile private.

C:\folder1

C:\folder1\shared

C:\folder1\private

Shared

Yes

No

No

Sharing status

Shared

Shared

Private

Shared with

Populated

Populated

"No one"

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


C:\users\<profile>\music

C:\users\<profile>\music\folder2

C:\users\<profile>\music\private

Shared

Yes

Yes

No

Sharing status

Shared

Shared

Private

Shared with

Populated

Populated

“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=supportNote 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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Propsys.dll

7.0.7600.20762

988,160

23-Jul-2010

04:41

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Propsys.dll

7.0.7600.20762

1,212,928

23-Jul-2010

05:03

x64

Propsys.dll

7.0.7600.20762

988,160

23-Jul-2010

04:41

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Propsys.dll

7.0.7600.20762

1,879,040

23-Jul-2010

04:17

IA-64

Propsys.dll

7.0.7600.20762

988,160

23-Jul-2010

04:41

x86

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

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,880

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

07:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_2ad8564b320aaa77be9f16a3ee494aa0_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_5e9fb309d93a3354.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

695

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

07:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_2c11ad5894edb0dd.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

91,975

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

05:12

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_1a916ce7d6a69cfd8a31b84fbe4d6903_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_8c6c77cbdd2c9024.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

699

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

07:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_5d1efb1a7fe04933ed92c40e11cc06ef_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_a71da1a3f6334791.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,038

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

07:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_883048dc4d4b2213.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

91,979

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

06:04

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,114

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

07:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_2c11ad5894edb0dd.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

91,975

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

05:12

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Ia64_a2d527c7d555188c6e9607c9519193f3_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_24beb6a447af9562.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,036

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

07:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_2c13514e94ebb9d9.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

91,977

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

06:00

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,690

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

07:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-propsys_31bf3856ad364e35_7.0.7600.20762_none_2c11ad5894edb0dd.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

91,975

Date (UTC)

23-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

05:12

Platform

Not Applicable

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