Quick scenario on a local Windows system.
E: is formatted with NTFS has the following layout and permissions:
E:\ (JohnDoe) E:\folder (Administrator) E:\folder\subfolder (JohnDoe)
JohnDoehas read/write access to the root directory.
JohnDoehas read/write access
JohnDoedoes NOT have access to
JohnDoedoes NOT have the ability to alter permissions.
JohnDoe cannot access
folder and thus cannot list the contents, he must type in the path
E:\folder\subfolder manually. There is is no "clickable" way to get from
Here's the question: Is there any way for
JohnDoe to discover the existence and path of the accessible
subfolder, without being able to list the contents of it's parent
folder? Assume that he was not told the
subfolder's name and that the permissions do not change from what is stated above.
For the sake of this problem, ignore the possibility of a brute-force attack to guess
subfolder's name. Only non-brute-force methods are permitted.