N/APosted on - 03/06/2012
I think there is a bug in Windows 7 that when sharing files, the shared hand icon is missing. You can try this by sharing a folder. Try right clicking and choose Shared with>Advanced sharing>Apply.
There will be no hand icon. I’m pretty sure this is a bug in Win7. The padlock appears but the shared icon hang does not.
Is there any way to debug this? Thanks.
Windows 7 bug: missing shared hand icon
One of the main purposes for the Windows 7 release is to by simplifying the user interface to reduce the user’s large cognitive loads.
The special thing in Windows 7 is the Home Group in the consumer space, easily shared the major part of the users’ content.
Sharing overlay appears frequently in typical Explorer views in the previous overlay model, which annoying the users that they might not use or need on a daily basis.
A user may have a higher cognitive load because previously sharing by a single user overlay doesn’t give information about how an item is shared and any kinds of privileges are assigned or not.
In some scenarios the sharing overlay was shown not consistently before the Windows 7, which caused user confusion. At the base of the above conditions as a result, from the items view in Explorer the sharing overlay was removed.