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Title: [Fixed] Shared Icon On Files After Running Reset File Permissions Repair
Post by: chris635 on December 20, 2011, 02:22:43 PM
Hi Shane

  A while back I used your program with reset registry,file permissions and register system files checked. Everything is fine but now all of my user specific folders in explorer have a little icon over the bottom left corner of them. How do I get explorer to show just the folder with out icon (the icon is a picture of two people, head with shoulders)?

Chris

Fix for this problem is
http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,69.msg523.html#msg523
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 20, 2011, 04:37:31 PM
I have seen this happen on 3 machines so far. And only 3. Those are the sharing icons. (These machines where windows 7)

Windows thinks they are shared even though they are not and they don't even show up in the share list. I have found it only shows up for the users profile and no other folders.

I would love to find out what cause this glitch. I don't know what is special about these machines that have had it happen when hardly anyone else has it happen to them. But if your willing to work with me I would like to find a fix and get it added to the repair :wink:

First lets see if any of those folders show up in the registry where shares are stored.

Check these locations
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/125996

and let me know if it has anything :wink:

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 20, 2011, 05:12:52 PM
Nothing in those keys but my hp deskjet and print spool info. I'll be out for a while tonight, I'll get back to you later.


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 20, 2011, 05:14:33 PM
Forgot to mention that I'm on vista. That kind of blows the whole windows 7 only problem out of the water LOL.
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 20, 2011, 05:17:23 PM
Not really, vista and 7 are brothers lol

Let me know when your back (Heading out myself) and we will try some more things :-)

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 20, 2011, 08:13:52 PM
I'm back. It's a little late. Not sure if you want to try and tackle it this late. I'm good for another hour or so


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 20, 2011, 08:35:44 PM
It is late. But we can at least take a look at a few things. :cheesy:

From reading this is it s bug for sure. (In fact one of the machines that had it was vista after all)

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-get-shared-folder-icon-back-in-windows-explorer-in-windows-7/

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Prior to Windows 7, there were also scenarios in which the sharing overlay was shown inconsistently,

I wonder if somehow removing the icon database made windows get confused on what icons are suppose to appear?

This is what my repair does, but try it manually and see if it helps :wink:
http://www.techpavan.com/2009/08/30/how-to-remake-refresh-rebuild-repair-windows-vista-icons-cache/

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 20, 2011, 08:40:27 PM
Also see if this tool helps. If it does I will hunt down what reg keys or changes it is making :wink:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 20, 2011, 09:33:32 PM
I tried it manually and the shell tool. no joy
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 11:41:10 AM
S system I reinstalled had this same problem. But the customer needed it back so I couldn't spend time on it.

Here is what I found. When i tried to delete a folder with the shared icon windows would say it was shared. So you go to sharing and it says it isn't shared. In order to remove the shared icon on the folder I had to share it then remove the share.

So it seems like it something in the middle. The folders are not actually shared but Windows think they are. So this tells me we need to find out what else windows looks at to think a folder is shared. It obviously looks at more than just the registry :wink:

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 11:54:56 AM
Looking at it closer, it only appears to be certain links i.e documents, desktop, contacts, downloads, favorites, links, saved games and searches and traces as well as everything within these folders. My music and pictures links don't.

Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 11:59:18 AM
Why only the folders under the profile as well?

Lets see if the net share command sees them.

Open a command window and put in
net share

What do you get? Or I should say, do they show up there?

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 12:11:04 PM
I had to start the service first. Nothing but my printer.


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 12:40:32 PM
OK the sharing service doesn't see them. They are not shared.

Explorer.exe thinks they are for some reason. It is explorer that gave me the message when deleting a folder with the icon and it is explorer that is displaying the icon.

Ok good we know where we need to look.

How does explorer.exe tell is a file or folder is shared?

Time for some Google :-)

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 12:43:45 PM
Quick note. I have been using cubic explorer for my file manager. If I open windows explorer I get the same thing.
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 12:54:03 PM
Lets check the shared icon overlay entry.

Go to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Network\SharingHandler

Doubleclick (Default)
Remove the value that is presentely there
Click OK

Of course backup that reg key first :wink:

Then reboot.

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 01:05:18 PM
The value there is ntshrui.dll. Remove this?


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 01:06:25 PM
Yeah, backup that reg key first.

Remove ntshrui.dll from the  (Default) and then reboot. :wink:

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 01:29:27 PM
That didn't work. Should I restore the key?


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 01:40:56 PM
Sure go ahead.

Tell me what version is your ntshrui.dll and what service pack do you have installed on vista?

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 01:43:17 PM
How do i check which version i have. I on service pack 2.


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 01:45:53 PM
Go to the system32 dir and find ntshrui.dll and go to the properties of it then the details tab :-)

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 01:50:19 PM
Version 6.0.6001.18000
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 01:56:37 PM
I want to get my hands on it and see what I can find.

Send me an email, we will get on msn or yahoo chat and go from there. Xmas is right around the corner and my daughter turns 7 tomorrow. So I am not sure how fast we can get to it :wink:

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 02:04:19 PM
No problem Take your time. I'm off until next year, so I have a little bit of time to research myself. I'm married with two young daughters as well. Can't sit around all day and mess with it. My computer runs perfect so it's not I'm like hurting to get it running. I would just like to figure out what causes this to happen.   Merry Christmas!


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 21, 2011, 02:05:25 PM
Merry Christmas to you to.

I have 1 son and 3 girls. :-D

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 21, 2011, 08:41:07 PM
I may have this somewhat figured out. If you right click on documents for an example, properties, security tab then click advanced. Now under the permissions tab you will see administrators, system, everyone etc. they will have an inherited from entry. What I found was duplicate administrators, system and on and on, but under the inherited entry it will say not inherited. If you delete these. The shared icon goes away. The problem with this is, you have to do this with each folder....ouch! Need to find a way to do this in one fail swoop.


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 22, 2011, 08:44:26 AM
So it is permissions related! Outstanding. :cheesy:

Ok making a program to fix it will be easy.

Can you post a screen shot showing what you described for me?

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 22, 2011, 09:08:17 AM
I'm embarrassed to ask....how do you post a screen shot. I know I'm a little behind the times...lol. I don't even facebook or tweet (can't believe I just used that word). A quick tutorial would be great.


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 22, 2011, 09:10:03 AM
Open the window you want, then hold the right alt button then the prtsnc button. The right alt tells the prtscn to capture only that window and the the full screen.

Then open paint, go to edit then paste. Say it as a jpg and when posing you will see attach at the bottom :wink:

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 22, 2011, 09:44:25 AM
Here ya go. I made 4 for you. I actually found one I haven't fixed yet. That will be the fourth one. The question now is, was this always a problem that didn't show up until permissions were reset or does it have something to do with the way my system is set up.


uuuhhhhmmm!  I hope this helps you out Shane. By the way I'm sure I've told you before, but you have great programs and sure go out of your way to help people. I try to point people to you for problems they may have, (that could be good and bad).

Let me Know how it goes for the program.


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 22, 2011, 10:43:50 AM
Looks like it is a bug in your system.

The reset file permissions repair is what set the permissions the way you seen them. I just ran it on my system, rebooted and I have no sharing icons.

It seems that your windows when it sees permissions that are not inherited thinks the file/folder must be shared and puts the sharing icon on it. And you will notice every file on your system has these non inherited permissions now but it is ONLY the files/folders in your profile showing the icon. Very strange indeed!

Similar to this
http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/8729-how-remove-lock-icon-over-my-folder-2.html

So for now to remove those icons we just need to remove the non inherited permissions from your profile folder.

So we can do that easily. Go to the root of your profile folder. "C\Users\Chris"
Edit the advanced security on it. Remove the non inherited permissions and at the bottom put a check on the apply to all child objects. This will do it to every file under that folder. That should get these icons cleared up :-)

Let me know that works and I will sticky this for other users who have this bug.

Shane
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: chris635 on December 22, 2011, 11:14:39 AM
I manually fixed most last night, but it looks like the fix you found works (at least it did for the rest). I wonder what is set differently in my machine to cause this?


Chris
Title: Re: Windows Repair (all in one)
Post by: Shane on December 22, 2011, 11:17:27 AM
I will change the title of this topic and sticky it for people who have the same problem :wink:

Do me a fav and verify that not other folders have the share icon on the system. Check that they have the permissions from the repair yet no share icon. I find it odd it only affect your profile folderdds and files and nothing else. Wonder if it has to do with something related to the profile itself?

Shane
Title: Re: [Fixed] Shared Icon On Files After Running Reset File Permissions Repair
Post by: chris635 on December 22, 2011, 11:23:05 AM
The Public, UpdatusUser and UpdatusUser.Chris-Pc folders have it.
Title: Re: [Fixed] Shared Icon On Files After Running Reset File Permissions Repair
Post by: Shane on December 22, 2011, 11:27:00 AM
But none of the main folders? Like program files, Windows or any of those?

Shane
Title: Re: [Fixed] Shared Icon On Files After Running Reset File Permissions Repair
Post by: chris635 on December 22, 2011, 11:42:04 AM
Nope. They are fine

Chris
Title: Re: [Fixed] Shared Icon On Files After Running Reset File Permissions Repair
Post by: Shane on December 22, 2011, 11:43:58 AM
Thanks :-)

This topic has been changed and sticky and moved to the help and support section. I edited the first post with a link to the fix :-)

Thanks for working with me on this :wink:

Shane
Title: Re: [Fixed] Shared Icon On Files After Running Reset File Permissions Repair
Post by: chris635 on December 22, 2011, 11:46:14 AM
No Problem. I'm sure I'll break something I'll need help with later. I just can't leave well enough alone.


Chris
Title: Re: [Fixed] Shared Icon On Files After Running Reset File Permissions Repair
Post by: chris635 on January 10, 2012, 08:25:17 PM
One more way to fix this (at least in vista).
1. Go to network and sharing center.
2. At the bottom look for "Show me all the files and folders I am sharing" and click it.

   At this point your pc will compile the data and show all files and folders. Once this happens you....
3. Click to highlight a Folder or File.
4. Press Control and A (Highlights everything).
5. Right click over highlighted folders and files.
6. Look for Share in the menu and click it.
7. Click on stop sharing.

This gets rid of the sharing icon.

If your sharing folders and files, this might not help. But if you don't share anything like me, it should work fine.


Shane sorry I'm late on this :omg:. I meant to post it earlier :wink:


Chris