How to share Outlook folder with another user in Exchange 2007?

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I have marked a folder in my mailbox as shared, granted permissions etc. When the user I allowed to share my folder goes into Open --> Other Person Folder and selects my name, my shared folder is not an option - any ideas? Is there a server side setting that needs to be set? We followed all the directions in the manuals. My folder shows the little "sharing hand". Thanks Rob

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The link David gives has a perfect explanation. To make it more understandable I look at it this way. The shared folder is the kitchen. File>open gives them access to front room only, not the kitchen. In order to see the shared folder (kitchen) they have to add the whole house (user mailbox) to their folder list, but they can’t do that unles you give them the key to the front door by granting read permissions to the mailbox itself first. Without a key to the front door, they can’t get to the kitchen. Once you grant them permission to the mailbox then when they add that mailbox to their folder list they will only see the folders you granted permission to on their folder list. Great screen shots and details are on the page for which David gave the link.
~technochic

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  • Deb0725
    the link is no longer valid.
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  • Needful
    Which is typical of most Microsoft documentation.
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  • Amanda lakai
    Have you set the folder visible permissions correctly?
    If not , then follow the given steps below to set the “Folder visible” permissions:

    1.    Right click the shared folder and open Properties.
    2.    Go to the Permissions tab and add the name of the person to whom the access permissions to the folder are to be given.
    3.    In the permission level field set the value to None.
    4.    Select the checkbox corresponding to the option “Folder visible”.

    For more info about Outlook folder sharing check the link: https://hosting.intermedia.net/support/kb/default.asp?id=720
    And http://kb.iu.edu/data/agny.html

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