Virtual folders are folders that you create in the FTP or SFTP file system that can point to any folder on the server's physical file system. After you create a virtual folder, you can edit the folder to change most of the settings selected when you created the folder.
To create or edit a virtual folder:
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Click a hyperinked folder name. The Edit Folder page opens.
Tip: You can use a network share anywhere that you specify a physical folder on the server. To do this, you must enter the UNC path to the shared folder. You must also specify an Impersonation account that allows the WS_FTP Server to access the UNC path. The Impersonation Settings are configured on the same page (Host Details page) as the Top folder.
If using Microsoft IIS, you must also give permissions to the shared folder to the Windows user account under which your web server's
WSFTPSVR folder is running. If that user cannot access the shared folder through the Windows explorer, you cannot access the folder via the WS_FTP Server Manager.
Important: If you change the virtual display location of a virtual folder for which folder action rules are configured, you must update the folder action rules to use the new file path. If you do not do this, the folder action rules will not work.
This section of the page displays and lets you manage user permissions for this folder. By default, users do not have permissions to new folders. To view or grant permissions to the folder, use the Permissions options.
Note: Permission settings take effect the next time the user connects.
You can perform the following tasks related to user permissions on a folder:
For more information, see Using WS_FTP Server Manager to Manage Permissions.