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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Win 7, Roaming Users, Start Menu, All Programs, other user account folders shown

This is a screen capture of when the Win 7 workstation on a domain is clicked on All Programs, it shows other username folders. The folders can be clicked and it's content viewed and opened. Is ...
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Server 2008r2 File lost in Group Policy Redirection?

I keep an Access database in My Documents. We have a Group Policy redirecting documents to "\\server\userhomes\%username%\My Documents". I was experimenting with a Group Policy to redirect My ...
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Redirection Folder permissions on Windows 2012 R2

I have a 2012R2 File Server (server-docs) and a 2012R2 Citrix XenApp/RDS Server (server-rds). Users must be members of UsersRDS to log on server-rds. Here are my GPO settings for Documents ...
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How does one allow administrator access to folder-redirected user folders?

There appear to be two steps to be followed if one wishes to allow Administrators to have access to User Folders that reside on the server through Folder Redirection: Set up permissions on the ...
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Group policy redirection of 'recent items' to network share

Was tasked with finding a way to redirect a user's recent items to \[network share]\recent. Server 2008 GPME: User Configuration-Windows Settings-Folder Redirection doesn't have recent items as an ...
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Folder redirection not working on workstation OS reinstall

One of our WSE 2012 domain-joined laptop workstations was having some trouble, so instead of spending time to troubleshoot it we decided that I'd wipe it and install Windows anew. I installed Win8 and ...
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Group Policy Caching for Folder Redirection

I recently set up a new file share on a new server for Folder Redirection for a subset of our users. I robocopied the files, applied the policy last week, replacing the old policy, tested with a few ...
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Folder Redirection Server 2003 Redirect to the local userprofile location does not work on some files on some computers

Was using GP Folder Redirection for three years on AppData, Desktop, and My Documents folders. Worked with no problems. Redirect location was \Server1\Redirect. Needed to move files back to ...
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DFS Pathing for Folder Redirection in Multi-Site Environment

Currently, user profiles are redirected to single DFS path \\domain.com\dfsroot\redirect\%username%. Now we need to change pathing to accommodate both selective DFS replication to sites and also have ...
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Folder redirection for multiple locations

I need to find a way to redirect a folder at one location to the file server at the same location and repeat this for all of the other sites. So all of the computers at SiteA will redirect to the ...
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Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection

We recently deployed folder redirection for a few individuals in the office. We are using a DFS Namespace share on a Server 2012r2 VM. We are redirecting Desktop and My Documents only. Clients are ...
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Network folder marked offline and will not go back online when accesssed by hostname

I've got a Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 domain with a few PCs. One PC is currently connected remotely by VPN. There were some connection issues before, which have since been resolved, but now ...
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How can I manually initiate the creation of a home folder for an AD user in Windows?

I have an AD environment with Windows 2008R2 Server where a few Windows 7 machines use FolderRedirection . Sometimes I need to re-initiate the homefolder creation process, but the only way I've found ...
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Folder redirection, show local file paths only, not server file path

I'm experiencing a problem with a Windows Server 2012 R2 network which has folder redirection configured. Today I have found a problem where it's possible for the user to see the full file path from ...
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Apply group policy to specific users (in an OU) on specific computers (not in an OU)

This has been bugging me for a while. Here's the setup: We have ~20 Win2k8r2 servers. They are separated into various OUs that I can't change. I have created a security group "DevHostsSG" that ...
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Inconsistent Folder redirection

Operating on a 2008R2/Win7 Domain: We are using folder redirection with VM desktops for the users to create a roaming profile of sorts, without actually using the roaming profile. Folder redirection ...
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GPO or logon scripts to remove access to public “libraries” folders

I have two Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controllers and will be implementing 7 Windows 2008 R2 remote desktop servers once their setup and testing is complete (I have one built now that is my test server). ...
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Cannot map drive letter to redirected folder when using Microsoft Remote Desktop

I'm having some difficulty getting the Folder Redirection feature of Microsoft Remote Desktop to work with command line applications. The server machine is running Windows 2008R2. The client machine ...
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Folder Redirection Issue

I am currently having a rather urgent issue with folder redirection. We attempted to move the files from the old server to the new server and everything works except documents. It appears to create ...
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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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How to move Redirected Folders with Offline Files from UNC to DFS share

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 have multiple file ...
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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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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 ...