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I'm trying to migrate my FTP server to FileZilla Server but I have a problem with Shared Folders...

I'm on Windows and I want a user to access E:\, C:\, D:\ and F:\ drives but only C:\ is accessible...

Does anyone can help me? What is the best FTP Server for Windows XP (used as Web Server)?

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First of all, Windows XP is not a server platform. You should be using a server operating system, not a desktop OS. –  EEAA Apr 9 '12 at 16:40
@ErikA I know but the computer is a little bit too slow for 2K8. It's not used as a big web server, for now, it host only 2 website... –  Frederick Marcoux Apr 9 '12 at 16:42
Are these shared folders network drives? The server will not have access to your mapped network drives. –  NathanG Apr 9 '12 at 16:59
@NathanG No, they are in the computer tower, 4 HDD in SATA... –  Frederick Marcoux Apr 9 '12 at 17:01

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You can create junction points in your FTP home directory that point to the other drives, one per drive. For XP you'll need to download a utility called linkd.exe to create them.

A note of caution...Don't create a symbolic link on a volume that references that same volume. Bad things happen in XP when you do that. But in your scenario, that shouldn't be a concern as you're creating them on the C volume and pointing them at other volumes.

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point/

If you were using Vista or Seven, then you could use symbolic links, which are a lot easier to work with.

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linkd.exe doesn't work... I tried shortcut but FileZilla doesn't reconize them -_- –  Frederick Marcoux Apr 10 '12 at 17:56
Yes it does. Use the version from the Windows 2003 Resource Kit Tools. You can also use junction.exe from SysInternals. –  John Homer Apr 17 '12 at 21:19

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