Understanding limitations of virtual folders
A virtual folder can be created as a subfolder of the root folder
- OR -
as a subfolder of every user's home folder
- If a user's home folder is set to a custom location (outside of the /users folder under the top folder of the host), then virtual folders configured to display in a users' home folders are not displayed.
- A virtual folder cannot contain another virtual folder. If a file structure is created where one virtual folder could conceivably contain another, the second virtual folder is not displayed.
- If the physical folder the virtual folder references is changed or deleted, the virtual folder is still displayed to users, but it cannot be accessed. Users attempting to access a virtual folder that points to a nonexistant physical folder receive the following error message:
550 CWD virtual: access denied.
- If you use the WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module, the physical folder that a virtual folder points to needs to have the WS_FTP Server Web Transfer Module Impersonation User assigned to it, with full permissions (as would be the case with a conventional, physical folder).