HFS: Virtual File System menu

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Virtual File System Menu

Copy URL 
Copies the URL to the clipboard.
Get passworded URL 
Copies the URL to the clipboard. The URL so made integrates username and password necessary to access the file.
To specify user/pass via URL is a less secure system, but it is easier to use and more secure than no password at all.
Set URL 
Set the link.
Browse it 
Opens your default web browser on the URL of the item.
Run it 
Executes the selected item, on the server computer of course.
Specify a comment for the item. It will appear to the client while browsing.
Select a different icon for the item.
Switch to virtual 
Turn a real folder to a virtual one.
New folder 
Adds a virtual folder.
New link 
Adds a "link" item. A link has a URL, therefore you can link anything on the net.
Renames the item from the VFS.
Removes the item from the VFS.
If you copy a file from Explorer, you can then paste it in the VFS.
Add files... 
Opens a dialog where you can select files to be added.
Add folder... 
Opens a dialog where you can select a folder to be added.
Files/Folders filter...
If you set a filter for files/folders, then some items will be hidden. It works actually as the "Hide" command so please refer to it for more details. The only files that will be shown are the ones that match the filter mask. For more information on file masks check the specific section.
Set user/pass 
You can protect by password an item. This is an on-the-fly protection, if you need something more, use the account system (users).
Reset user/pass 
Removes user/pass protection. Just the one referred by the above option, it does not alter by-account protection.
Access for users 
Protects an item by restricting access to specified users. Before using this option you have to configure some account.
Customized realm 
Specify a realm for the item.
Let browse 
Dis/allow browsing for the selected folder.
If you don't want people to know about a file that is in your VFS, you can just hide it. It does not actually prevent retrieving, in facts you can give a full URL of the file to your friend and he will be able to download it. It just do not list the file when people is browsing through the VFS. It is not the most secure way to protect your files from unwanted accesses, though it is often reasonable since in most cases people do not know the name of the file you are hiding.
Hide tree 
As the option above, but it has an effect on subitems too.
Expands/Collapses the tree branch.