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    Hi guys..here is the issue:

    Only one mapped drive and there are many many folders within............the "use only one mapped drive" is being forced upon me from upstairs..

    the problem is that its about 700 GB worth of data across multiple directories and I just know the users are going to complain about having to do 20 clicks to get to a file....

    now apart from instructing them all to look at using shortcuts, i was thinking of some web interface.

    do you guys know of any web interface which could reflect the directory structure (tree) and enable users to click on a branch (directory) and then that click open up the directory??

    suggestions appreciated.
    Last edited by dublin_101; 1st October 2007, 13:20.

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    Re: Wen Interface to Directory Tree

    Whats wrong with using the 'Folder' view within Explorer?

    Or am I misunderstanding your question?

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    • #3
      Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

      To expand on what Michael said:

      Windows Explorer: View...Folder List.

      It opens up exactly what you require on the left hand side of Windows Explorer.


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      • #4
        Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

        yer you are kinda misunderstanding...with folder view you can only see the root drive, if you open the root drive, you will only see the first level of directories.......


        in my case, there will be one root drive only...........about 10 directories within, and each of those 10 directories will have about 10 each, which will have 10 each.................meaning, there will be many clicks to get to the target.

        if i could do a nice tree, with as many branches as possible in a web interface with hyperlinks to reflect the structure, then staff could look at it and click on the closest target folder...get me?

        eg...open up comman prompt and type in tree..enter

        you know what you get, something like that for the mapped drive in a web interface (more attractive way) so they can see the whole (or near abouts) directory structure.....and all they do is click on the hyperlink which then opens up explore to the folder clicked.

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        • #5
          Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

          Maebe I'm a completely not getting it but why not use shortcuts?
          Give users shortcut on their desktop to where they need to go. Or place the shortcuts in other folders.


          Oh! Do the users have rights to see everything? If not you may want to consider looking into Access Enumeration.
          Last edited by Maebe; 1st October 2007, 13:44. Reason: Thought of something
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          • #6
            Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

            shortcuts just aren't gonna cut it...the boss wants one interface as so many different users use different folders....etc, etc.

            so we thought an interface would be a good option...

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            • #7
              Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

              How about hidden shares and publishing them in Active Directory?
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              • #8
                Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

                guys, thanks for your advice and that, but as i mentioned, i've been told what they want and i have to do it.

                so i'd appreciate if any of you could help me with making a web page with hyperlinks...the web page needs have links to the structure of the mapped drive.....similar to when you enter the command "tree" from the command prompt, you can see all directories within.

                thanks.

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                • #9
                  Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

                  here is what you need, in notepad copy and paste this
                  go file > save > change file type to "all file types" and save the file as xxx.html

                  Code:
                  <html>
                  <body>
                  <!-- change the line below as needed the path is either a unc path or drive:\path -->
                  <p><a href="PATH">text to display</a></p>
                  </body>
                  </html>
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                  • #10
                    Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

                    great stuff wired technologies.................that is pretty much what i need..

                    although, of course i am trying to find something that will automatically update the links as it parses thru the directory structure. thanks.

                    any ideas?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

                      Would DFS work for you?

                      Originally posted by dublin_101 View Post
                      Hi guys..here is the issue:

                      Only one mapped drive and there are many many folders within............the "use only one mapped drive" is being forced upon me from upstairs..

                      the problem is that its about 700 GB worth of data across multiple directories and I just know the users are going to complain about having to do 20 clicks to get to a file....

                      now apart from instructing them all to look at using shortcuts, i was thinking of some web interface.

                      do you guys know of any web interface which could reflect the directory structure (tree) and enable users to click on a branch (directory) and then that click open up the directory??

                      suggestions appreciated.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

                        unfortunately that would require a great deal of asp (if even possible currently)

                        right now i would say you have these options:

                        1. what i posted above
                        2. shortcuts on desktop
                        3. rearrange folder hierarchy so that you will not have to dig
                        4. use seperate mapped drives (even though they say only one)
                        5. let them complain about having to click through folders
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                        • #13
                          Re: Web Interface to Directory Tree

                          Originally posted by wiredteknologies View Post
                          unfortunately that would require a great deal of asp (if even possible currently)

                          right now i would say you have these options:

                          1. what i posted above
                          2. shortcuts on desktop
                          3. rearrange folder hierarchy so that you will not have to dig
                          4. use seperate mapped drives (even though they say only one)
                          5. let them complain about having to click through folders
                          maybe i'll just map the drive, and then do a tree from cmd........copy and paste that into frontpage, and link the folders myself.....

                          would have been good if it could have been automated.

                          DFS..??....i'm just after a web interface, and I don't think DFS has provides that.

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