Folder redirection is a feature shipped first in Windows 2000 by Microsoft. The feature allows redirecting portions of a user's profile to network shares and thus reduce the profile size.

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Folder Redirection DFS Slowness

Currently performing a project to migrate all users from mapped drive home folders to redirected folders (Documents). Having a strange issue at the moment whereby users redirected folder Documents is ...
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How do I display users' folders (My Documents, Contacts, etc.) in their profile location after redirecting them to server?

I'm implementing folder redirection for a domain, and I'm trying to make this as seamless as possible for current users. I assumed the %USERNAME% subfolders would remain in the same place but point to ...
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Pre-Moving user files prior to folder redirection to new folder

I have folder redirection in place at the office I work for. The user files currently reside in a folder on my file server. I am in the process of reworking the GPO and AD structure to facilitate ...
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What's the difference between Home folders and Folder Redirection?

I found this (Difference between Roaming profiles, User Profile, Home Folder, and Redirected Folders?) but it doesn't really answer my question. If I assign users a Home folder, is that essentially ...
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Accessing backup before folder reddirection in Windows server 2012R2

We have Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials in a small office. Having stubborn and uneducated users who refuse to place their files anywhere else but on their desktops I've decided to look into folder ...
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Moving AppData to a new share: best practice for moving data

My company uses folder redirection to store the AppData folder on a network share. I will be moving the AppData to a new share and I was wondering about the automatic data transfering feature of the ...
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How can I get rid of duplicate profile folders in a newly created profile due to folder redirection?

How can I get rid of duplicate profile folders in a newly created profile due to folder redirection? I am using a Folder Redirection GPO to redirect most of my user profile folders to a server. In ...
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Impossible to get Folder Redirection working with Network Share (Access is denied, 502)

Group: G_Developers User: David (Member of G_Developers group) Local Path: E:/Shares/Users/Developers UNC Path: \\DC01\Developers$ Share Permissions: Everyone Full Control Folder Permissions: ...
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When does the “Move the contents of [FolderName] to the new location.” option in a Folder Redirection GPO take effect?

Does the "Move the contents of [FolderName] to the new location." option only apply to files found in the users profile, or does it also apply when changing the destination of the redirection to a new ...
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What is the best method to change the server used for folder redirection?

For years I've been using folder redirection for all my desktop clients (Win7). I am looking to migrate all data to a new server/share. I have already created a new share with the same ACL and used ...
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Folder redirection moving from UNC to DFS with offline files

Ok the scenario is we want to move to a new file server. We are using folder redirection and offline files. I figured it would be best if we moved from a straight UNC path to a DFS name path as we ...
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GPO Redirected My Documents not displayed in Libraries (Server 2012 & Win 7)

New build Server 2012 & windows 7 desktops. Windows 7 library's are not reflecting the folder redirection set by the GPO, although the redirection is working. We use GPO's to redirect the users ...
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Clean $Recycle Bin Folders For Redirected Folders

We have redirected folders for users desktops / my documents etc. Using Treesize I can see that these folders contain $Recycle.bin folders. These are often quite large in size. I can't access them ...
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Is Background Intelligent Transfer Service responsible for Client Side Caching in Windows 7?

I'm reading documentation about Configuring Offline Files and it keeps mentioning a background sync service, but doesn't tell you what it is called!!! Is the service called Background Intelligent ...
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Folder redirection APPDATA permission server 2012 r2

I have setup Folder redirection in a terminal server environment. I am using a bat file to set permission for the users. icacls d:\users\%user% /grant:r "%user%":(OI)(CI)F however using the above ...
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Replacing folder redirection with work folders

I am currently building a lab to get familiar with Microsoft's new "Work Folder" feature. I am looking for a way to abandon folder redirection and offline files. So far I have one Windows 7 client ...
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Why are server side permissions on an NFS share changed when mounting from Windows 2008 R2 per Folder Redirection?

I have a CentOS server, that exports its /home directory through NFS. Another CentOS client machine is mounting these just fine, and using the exported home as its own home directory. Its /etc/exports ...
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Server 2008 Folder redirection, deleted files still being copied by offline files

I have setup a new Server 2008R2 DC to run a new domain. I have also setup folder redirection for client machines Desktop and Documents. Its all working okay, except I added a Win 8.1 client to the ...
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How to bring a redirected user account back from the dead in Windows Server 2008 R2?

A user at the place where I work left the company, we deleted his account out of AD and then he came back...and now his redirected profile exists, but with the wrong permissions on the folder.. I ...
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Consistently slow domain logins / folder redirection

I've been trying to diagnose slow logins to my domain. One of my first stops was Domain login very slow 10+ minutes. So far I've been able to tell it has to do with my policy that applies folder ...
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Folder Redirection won't load on Windows 7 Machine in Windows 2008 R2 Network

Okay so redirected profiles don't load exactly, but the computer is joined to the network and it won't display any of the users files on their desktop that are in their redirected profile. I know ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Folder Redirection doesn't work on Windows7, XP

I have two domain controllers (Windows 2012R2) in one forest. I was playing around with Folder redirection. It worked on Windows 8.1 Computer but not on Windows 7 Pro. Three test user accounts have ...
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GPO with loopback processing and folder redirection not working

I am pulling my hair here and trying to redirect folders on Windows 7 and Vista machines. I have therefor created a GPO which has loopback processing enabled (merge mode) and linked it to the OU ...
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Srv2K3R2 to Srv2K8R2 migration redirected folders with user exclusive rights robocopy access issue

Trying to migrate users My Documents and Desktop redirected folders where the users have exclusive rights to the folders. Using Robocopy with /e and /copyall attributes running as domain admin. Access ...
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Login for users with no folder redirection is virtually instantaneous, but login for users *with* folder redirection takes around 45 seconds

I have just configured a Windows 7 laptop for use on a SBS 2003 domain. Everything works perfectly, except users with folder redirection have to wait approximately 45 seconds before they see their ...
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Start Menu Folder Redirection - Extra items being added

Using Server 2012 on Win 7 machines, folder Redirection applied by GPO. It's an inherited network so I'm trying to find the cause of this issue as the previous techs left very little info. Problem: ...
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My Documents Redirect, Server no longer available, recover from local cache?

We had a major reshuffle in our company. Servers got 'removed' and domains disconnected. It's a whole mess I'm untangling. One users laptop recently crashed. I can't get it to boot into Windows ...
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Remove or reverse file redirection in group policy

I am looking for a way to essentially reverse file and folder redirection after it has been set up and configured using Group Policy. Right now I have a file server that I am hanging a file share off ...
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Application Data Redirection Permissions [closed]

I setup application data redirection for my users (which is needed due to my users using different computers all the time and their expectation of getting the same user experience on each machine). ...
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The recycle bin on (shared, redirected My Pictures/My Videos) folder is corrupted

I recently moved the target of folder redirection from a share to a DFS namespace share, ie from \\SITE1FILESERVER\Share to \\DOMAIN\Share. I seeded the DFS contents and accidently copied the recycle ...
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Users roaming profiles not applying across PCs with folder redirect set Via GPO

I inherited an 2008 AD server with no documentation that seems to be set up correctly and has been working fine for the most part. APPDATA and documents are redirected to server network shares over ...
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How does folder redirection remember the previous location of a folder?

For example, I have a GPO that redirects the documents folder to \\oldserver\username\My Documents and the “Move the contents of Documents to the new location.” item is selected. The user logs in and ...
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Redirecting documents folder for windows 7

I have a GPO set to redirect the Documents folder to the H: drive of our students. It works, but conditionally. If the student already has My Pictures, My Videos, and/or My Music folders already in ...
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SBS 2011 Folder Redirection not working after migration

I followed the Migrate SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 guide which worked well. However RedirectedFolders haven't migrated over properly - Windows 7 workstations are still actively connecting to the old ...
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WinXP GPO folder direction update ignored? Errors re: old path

I have a W2K3 server that's an AD DC. It has a GPO in place that directs users' Desktop and My Documents folders to \\oldserver\Users$\<username>. I wanted to migrate their folders to another ...
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Disallow users from viewing Redirected Share root?

I have user documents redirected to a share on a server. The share is \\Server1\UserDocs\%username% I don't want the users to be able to navigate to \\Server1\UserDocs\ and view each others ...
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How do I stop users folder redirection

I am setting up a new Windows Server 2003 machine, and with it I've set up a new Group Policy that includes Folder Redirection. I accidentally linked this new GP to the wrong OU, and Folder ...
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GPO folder redirection - creates .tmp files

I am using a 2008 SP2 Small Business Server, and my test machine is Windows XP SP3. I have setup a GPO to do folder redirection, but it is only sortof working. The policy is applied to a security ...
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Need Immediate Roaming Profile / Folder Redirection file save with RDS Farm Windows Server 2008

I have roaming profiles set up with additional folder redirection deployed by GPO in a 2008 R2 RDS farm environment. They are working well, but files added to folder locations in the profile (such ...
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redirect My Documents on Windows 7 with Samba 3.x

Is it possible to use folder redirection with Windows 7 on Samba 3.5 as a PDC of an NT4 domain? I want this to be able to redirect the My Documents folder for a small environment (~25 workstations) ...
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Server 2003 Windows 7 Folder redirection issue

I removed two windows XP machines yesterday and replaced them with Windows 7. I configured their desktop and documents to redirect to a share on Server 2003 R2. Share is \Server1\AdmDocs Yesterday ...
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Strange Folder Redirection

I've recently inherited a client who has a folder redirection policy GPO and home paths specified through user attributes in AD. Now the strange thing is, I have literally no idea how it is working. ...
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RewriteCond if folder with parametername exists

I want to make a subdomain-redirect if a folder with the same name as the typed subdomain exists. e.g. I have some folder-structure like www.mysite.de/mainpage/hui.php and want to be able to access it ...
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Creator Owner not receiving rights

I'm having trouble setting up folder redirection on Windows Server 2008R2. For some unknown reason, the CREATOR OWNER built-in account doesn't seem to be adding the user to the ACL for their folder. ...
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Using desktop folder redirection but Offline Files is not working?

We are using Folder Redirection (for users' desktop and "My Documents" directories) with Windows 7 domain-joined workstations connecting to an SBS 2003 server. This folder redirection is to users' ...
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Strange permission issue on Windows 7

To setup the scene, I have one of my users for whom roaming profile is enabled as well as folder redirection. My issue is that the user cannot open some files in the redirected folders (AppData, ...
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Windows SBS 2011 Essentials User Documents Stored on Server (Folder re-direction?)

On Windows SBS 2011 Essentials, how do you store user documents in a centralized location on the server? For example a 'User' folder has sub-folders for Mr A, B and C. Each of these folders has all ...
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This network location can't be included because it is not indexed

We are in the process of migrating a bunch of users' home directories onto a new server running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. For most users, this has gone well and our group policy has done its ...
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Windows 7 Folder Redirection Failing for One User

We're running a Windows Server 2012 Essentials & Windows 7 environment. I just setup folder redirection and it worked fine for all users except for one. In fact, all folders moved on this user ...
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How to make files available offline when redirecting the desktop (to network location)

I have redirected user desktops and "My Documents" folders to their home drives on the server. Workstations = Windows 7 Professional SP1. Server = SBS 2003 SP2 Now I want to make these files ...