Spatial Manager allows you to edit the path of a file-system connection or the URL and optional properties of a JDBC database connection if you have Modify permissions for the named connection. You cannot change the type of connection (for example, you cannot change a file system connection to a database connection). Editing will update other resources (for which you have Modify permissions) that reference the modified connection to reflect the new path or database connection URL, therefore preserving references between resources and the permissions assigned to the modified resource.
To edit a connection in Spatial Manager:
Click the Browse button to change the folder that contains your datasources on your server file system. Alternatively, enter a folder path (for example, C:\data) or a UNC path (for example, \\localhost\share) in the Source Folder field. UNC paths are supported for Windows.
Note: If you cannot locate a folder, check with your administrator to determine if restrictions have been placed at the file-server level.
A confirmation dialog opens to inform you about other resources that may be affected by modifying the connection. Click a link to open the associated resource in a new tab, to help you determine whether or not you want to proceed with the edit.