How to Create a Drop Box in ExtremeZ-IP

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Describes how to create a Macintosh drop box within an ExtremeZ-IP Volume, which lets users drop files but not browse or read files in a folder


A drop box is a special folder that allows a Mac user to place files into the folder, but not see or access files within the folder. On the Macintosh, this folder is displayed with a buckle and an arrow to indicate that files can be “dropped” but not accessed.

You can configure a folder in an ExtremeZ-IP share to be a drop box using the Windows security settings for the user (or group that the user belongs to). To do this, follow these steps:

1. In Windows Explorer, right-click on the folder and choose “Properties”

2. Open the Security tab in the Properties dialog

3. Confirm that the “CREATOR OWNER” object exist and has full access to subfolders and files. If the “CREATOR OWNER” object does not exist, click the Add button to add the object to the folder.

4. Click the Advanced button.

5. Confirm “Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object” is not checked and add back as necessary the default Full Control ACLs for SYSTEM to this folder, subfolders, and files, as well as for CREATOR OWNER  to subfolders and files only.

6. In the Advanced Security Settings window, Select/Add the user or group who will only have drop box permissions.

7. Click Edit.

8. From the “Apply onto” menu choose “This Folder, subfolders and files”.

9. Select the following under the “Allow” column:

– Traverse folder / execute file
– Read Attributes
– Read Extended Attributes
– Create Files / Write Data
– Create Folders / Append Data
– Write Attributes
– Write Extended Attributes
– Read Permissions

10. Click OK to apply your changes.

11. Click OK

Note: In order to see the Down Arrow icon, you may have to disconnect and reconnect to the ExtremeZ-IP server.