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How could I set my sharing and permission setting so that the user can access a sub folder but cant not access the folder itself?

Currently on my share drive I have a folder "A". With in the folder there is a few sub folders. I would like one of the user under my domain to access folder "B" contained with in "A". Currently my setting is that the user have read permission in the "Share permission" of folder A. I did not specify the security setting of Folder "A" for the user. In folder B, I give the user full security permission.

I created a shortcut for the user to go directly to the "B" folders. Currently the user have no problem accessing folder B. However when the user press alt + up or the back one folder level button, the user can see the files in folder "A". I do not want the user to be able to do that.

How should I setup the setting?

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well, what read permission does is allow to read the contents .... and the user is reading the contents , isn't it? – MAKZ Feb 17 '14 at 6:49
probably you can hide the contents of A, except for B.. so that the other user doesnot see them – MAKZ Feb 17 '14 at 6:51

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