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.
Comment 
Specify a comment for the item. It is displayed in the client when browsing.
Icon 
Select a different icon for the item.
Switch to virtual-folder 
Changes a real folder into 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.
Rename 
Renames the item in the VFS.
Remove 
Removes the item from the VFS.
Edit resource
Allows you to change the folder or file which the VFS points to.
Paste 
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 below 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. They also never use the tray icon.
Set user/pass 
You can protect an item by password. This is an on-the-fly protection, if you need something more permanent, use the account system (users).
Reset user/pass 
Removes username/password protection. This just affects the item referenced by the Set option, it does not alter the account protection.
Restrict access 
Protects an item by restricting access to specified users. Before using this option you must configure some accounts. (Putting a tick next to a user grants them access to that item.)
Visible only to anonymous users 
Displays an item to anonymous users, but not to users who have logged in.
Customized realm 
Specify a realm for the item's login dialog box.
Upload 
Allow specified users to upload to this folder.
Let browse 
Allow or disallow browsing for the selected folder.
Let download 
Allow or disallow users to download a file. Since for real-folders you can't set the option clicking on the files, you can set the option on the folder, and it will be inherited by the files.
Hide 
If you don't want people to know about a file that is in your VFS, you can just hide it. This does not actually prevent retrieval; in fact you can give the full URL of the file to your friends and they will still be able to download it. It simply does not display the file when people are browsing through the VFS. This is not the most secure way to protect your files from unwanted access, although it is quite reasonable since people do not normally know the name of the file you are hiding.
This is also useful when you add eg. a folder full of images to your site, but don't want users to see it, or be distracted by it.
Hide tree 
Identical to the option above, but it also includes subitems.
Auto-hide empty folders 
Prevents empty folders from being displayed.