Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#3880 closed Bug report (rejected)

Hide drive policy not effective

Reported by: Bas van Rooij Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version: Windows XP SP3


With the Microsoft policies NoDrives and NoViewOnDrives it is possible to hide a certain drive ad prevent access to it when it is browsed. FileZilla doesn't follow these policies. (tested with



C:\ drive is hidden for the user and when filezilla is launched you won't see the drive on the local site overview. But when you type C:\ in the local site addres bar the c:\ drive is browsable.

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Change History (5)

by Bas van Rooij, 15 years ago

Attachment: hidedrive.JPG added

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 15 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

These are just voluntary policies. Use mandatory access control to prevent access to C:\ altogether. (Windows must not be installed on C:\ in that case)

comment:2 by Bas van Rooij, 15 years ago

These are mandatory policies that can be applied with Active Directory group policies. There is no other way to hide the drives and prevent access.

comment:3 by Tim Kosse, 15 years ago

To quote the very article you linked:

This entry does not prevent users from using programs to access local and network drives.

comment:4 by Bas van Rooij, 15 years ago

This is because these programs doesn't respect the hide drive policies.

If you don't see this as a bug then make a feature request of it ;)


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