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 resultant URL integrates the username and password necessary to access the file.
Specifying the username/password through the 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 item's URL.
Open it 
Opens the selected item on the server computer.
Specify a comment for the item. It is displayed in the client when browsing.
Select a different icon for the item.
Switch to virtual-folder 
Changes a real folder int to a virtual folder.
New folder 
Adds a virtual folder.
New link 
Adds a "link" item. A link has a URL, so you can link to anything on the Internet.
Renames the item in the VFS.
Removes the item from the VFS.
Edit resource... 
Allows you to change the folder or file which the VFS points to.
If you copy a file from Explorer, you can then paste it into 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 are hidden. This works like the "Hide" command, so refer there for more details. The only files displayed are those that match the filter mask. For more information, check here.
Default file mask... 
When a folder is browsed, the default file mask is used to find a file to serve in place of the folder page. If no file is found, the folder page is served.
Don't count as download :mask...
Files matching this filemask are not added to the global downloads counter. Moreover they never get tray icon.
Set user/pass... 
You can protect an item by password. 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.
Restrict access 
Protects an item by restricting access to specified users. Before using this option you have to configure some account. (Putting a tick next to a user grants them access to that item.)
Visible only to anonymous users 
Makes an item appear to anonymous users but not to users who have logged in.
Customized realm 
Specify a realm for the item's login dialogue box.
Allow specified users to upload to this folder.
Let browse 
Allow or disallow browsing of the selected folder.
Let download 
Allow or disallow users to download an item.
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.
Auto-hide empty folders 
Prevents empty folders from being displayed.