Windows 2008 File server default path

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Hi friends,

Please can anyone provide me the default path for file server in Windows 2008 server.At present I am not able to view the files in the file server as the folders are being shown as shortcuts.Please help me.Thanks in advance.

 



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It is not true, there is no default file server path in Windows Server 2008.
First clear the basics…. Windows Server 2008 supports two types of sharing, as
1. Public Sharing: In this scenario, any folders that share, must be copied to the server’s Public folder, which located at <b>%SystemDrive%\Users\Public </b> (actually this is the default path of the file server). While put the related files in this folder, the files are accessible to any users logged locally onto the machine. Remember, here users means, <username>
AND
2. Standard Sharing: There is a limitation in this scenario, u can not do this trick without NTFS file systems. It only allows to access folders/files to specific users (which can be done thru administrative privilege).
For Public Sharing, it is managed from Start > Network > Click Network and Sharing Center button. (Hope, u know this method)
For Standard Sharing, It may configure from Windows Explorer, select the folder, that u want to share by right click, choose Properties and click share button (Hope, for the rest, u know this method). Now u create a shortcut and see the default path by clicking the Properties. For eg. If u create share a folder called ABCD on Desktop, the path should be C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Desktop. This is the location or path of the Standard Sharing procedure.
U can see the path by invoking Start > Run > regedit also.

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  • carlosdl
    There is no 'default' path. Could you please explain your problem and your environment in more detail ? Thanks,
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  • senmalar
    At present while opening the file server I am able to see the folders as shortcuts only.It may be of virus problem.how can I overcome this so that I can view the files in the folder?Please help,
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  • carlosdl
    What happens when you double click on a folder (that looks like a shortcut) ? Have you reported this to IT ? If you are not from IT and you are having problems accessing the file server, I think you should report this and let them fix it.
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  • senmalar
    When I double click on the folders which appears as shortcuts,its asking choose a program to open with...means (Open with...).I am from IT and I need to correct this issue...Please help..
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  • carlosdl
    Ok, if this is happening when trying to access the file server from a client machine, and it is only happening with this machine, then you are probably right, it is most likely being caused by a virus infection. Disconnect the machine from the network, make sure you have installed a good an up-to-date antirivurs, reboot the machine in safe mode, and perform a full scan. Sometimes the only solution is a re-installation of the OS.
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  • senmalar
    Thanks a lot Carlosdl... I have updated my antivirus..and made a full scan..There was 16 viruses!!!!...Also, 2 malware and 3 spyware.A tool called iFolder was used to recover the folders.Now everything is fine... Thankyou...
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