File System Virtualization

File System Virtualization helps developers publish only relevant shared folders and provide authentication-based private folders. Additionally, shared folders can be redirected to safer places in the disk and/or be write protected.

Virtualization involves two steps. The first one is the File System mapping design, when the developer creates the relationship between real paths and the redirected path tree that the end-user will see and access. The second one, the inclusion of the created mapping definition into the application program.

The file system mapping definition is a set of one to one redirection rules that link a real folder to the redirected folder path.

There are two types of redirection:

· Shared: for all connected users. It can be defined as readonly.

· Private: for a single identified user.

The configuration is done through the The File System Virtualization Editor, which will be installed with the Standard or server component installation.

Read more:

· Creating File System Redirections

· The .vidr Files

· Testing the File System Virtualization

· Registry Virtualization

· Implementing Virtualization in Your Application

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