Allow users to share a folder (Method 1)
This guide illustrates how to allow multiple users to access a single Windows folder, by creating a subfolder
under each user's home folder which maps to that Windows folder.
In order to achieve that, you simply need to create a sub-folder in the virtual file-system underneath the home folder of each user,
which all map to the same folder in the Windows file-system.
Firstly, ensure that the users have already been created in the 'Users' panel. In this guide, 'FredJones' and 'JoeSmith' non-Windows users will be used.
- Select the 'Folders' panel from the side-bar menu.
- Add a Windows subfolder underneath the home folder of each user, that maps to the same folder in the Windows file-system.
Select the 'FredJones' user from the list then click 'Add sub-folder'.
Select the 'Windows Folder' menu item.
Select a folder which will be shared among the users, e.g. 'SharedFolder'.
You can also create a new one via the 'New Folder' button.
The result will look like this.
Repeat steps 2.a to 2.c for 'JoeSmith' user.
Give full access permissions to the folder to the owner.
In Free/Standard edition, select both users, then select 'Owner (full)' option in the 'Folder Properties' window.
In Professional/Enterprise edition, select both users, then check all permission checkboxes in the 'Owner' tab.
- Finally, click the 'Apply changes' button at the top right of the CompleteFTP Manager, in order to save the changes.