Guest user is able to hide shared files and folders

  • 7014741
  • 14-Mar-2014
  • 01-Apr-2014


Novell Filr 1.0.1


When Guest access is enabled, the Guest user can hide one or more files/folder from the 'Shared with Me' and 'Shared by Me' areas. As a result, subsequent guest users will not be able to see the hidden files in the default view leading them to believe the files/folders do not exist.


Guest user will no longer be allowed to hide shared files/folders. Any previously hidden file/folder will be shown by default.

A patch is available to correct this problem for Novell Filr 1.0.1. Please contact Novell Technical Support with reference to this TID and request the patch.

Additional Information

A workaround for this issue also exists:

To the right of the quick filter entry widget on the menu bar, there is a drop down that allows users (including Guest) whether to show hidden and/or unhidden shares. Guest can use this to show any shares that might have been hidden by a different Guest user.