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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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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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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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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Windows Server 2008 redirected folder files disappeared

I had setup a Windows 2008 server to redirect My Documents using Group Policy. A user using Win7 had a couple of documents saved to My Documents and was good for a couple of days. One day I run ...
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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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Folder Redirection/Offline Files on Win 7 | Folders are empty when not connected to the domain

I've been struggling with this issue for days and cannot seem to find anyone else with a similar issue. I will note first that I have tried using both roaming profiles and the group policy setting ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 Essentials Folder Redirection Breaks Start Menu

I recently replaced windows server 2016 essentials with windows server 2012r2 Essentials in a small home environment with two clients. Both clients are running Windows 10 Education. I was able to ...
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Users unable to search redirected profile folders

All of our clients are using Windows 7. Our file server is Server 2008 R2. We have redirected users' profile folders (My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites, My Videos) to a share on the file server (\...
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(How) Can I change the location of the local profile storage (C:\Users) in a roaming profile RDS environment?

Setup: 1 File Server and 2 Terminal Servers (RDS Hosts), 1 Domain Roaming Profiles are set to \WS2008R2\PROFILES\ Local Profile storage as per default is in C:\Users Relevant Software: Microsoft ...
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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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rds 2012 r2 - desktop starts to flicker/refresh when enabling thumbnail icon preview

first post yay :D so i have a terminal server (RDS) 2012 R2, users are configured with roaming profile and folder redirection - all works great (ok not great, but fair enough :) ) users complained ...
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Can I make windows treat Shortcuts to Folders the same it would a Folder?

I'm moving some folders to an external storage drive and replacing them with a Shortcut, however the shortcut is listed in with the Files, not the Folders. It also doesn't show up in the folder Tree ...
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I have a dns= https://www.mywebsite.com, I want to redirect it to https://www.mywebsite.com/Abc in IIS

When I hit the dns i.e www.mywebsite.com it displays the iis welcome page and when I hit https://www.mywebsite.com/Abc it opens up with the website which is supposed to be hosted. Abc is also the ...
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make redirected folders always offline available

I configured server side profiles using GPO (User Configuration\Policies\Windows-Settings\Folder Redirection) and that works fine. My Setup: Redirected Folders reside in \\servername\Users$\. Server ...
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Windows 10 Offline Files will not Sync

Brand new domain using Windows 10 workstations and Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers. Standard folder redirection GPO Picture of the issue: Files are being redirected to a windows 2012 r2 high ...
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Windows 8.1: Force app to use local AppData in roaming profile environment where AppData(Roaming) redirects

So as per the title, my problem is that i have an app that stores its settings in an xml that gets saved in AppData\Roaming, which itself is on a network share because of folder redirection. This app ...
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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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Nginx, redirect all resquest to single index.php file in subfolder

I'm trying to move my website from Apache to Nginx. My website is structured like this : www_root public other folders All requests are redirected from www_root to public folder with an ....
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HALP! I've inherited a permissions nightmare for redirected folders/home directories

My new employer has folder redirection setup for its hundreds of users, and the person who set it up didn't really know what he was doing. As a result, the best practices for permissions on ...
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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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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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GPO: Folder-redirection from 2 locations: Getting personal folders twice?

We have one domain in two locations (connected with vpn). In both locations we are using VMview pools. In both locations we are using GPO for redirecting the user-folder to the file-server at each ...
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SBS Folder Redirection still applying

We are migrating from an SBS 2003 to a 2008R2 DC. Currently all user folders are redirected via the default SBS Policy "Small Business Server Folder Redirection" however, this policy currently has no ...
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roaming profile vs folder redirection

I can't seem to find a consensus on what the differences are between the two. Roaming Profiles, Folder redirection or... both is one example. The top answer doesn't answer the question as to what data ...
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GPO aren't being applied for some users only because of slow link

I have encountered a situation where all GPO are applied for some user accounts, but only critical GPO get applied for other users because slow link was detected. Our offices are on different coasts ...
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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 this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Opening My Documents prompts for credentials in redirected environment

We have a class infrastructure with classes consisting of "user" pc's and a single "teacher" pc. The fileserver has a folder for the teacher's "my documents", in which there are folders for each of ...
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Desktop Folder Redirection and Shortcuts

I have a Server 2008 with a load of group policies from a previous support contractor. One in particular is confusing me. Desktop folder redirection is enabled and pointing at a network share but ...
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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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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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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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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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How to have different Group Policy at different sites map user's Redirected Folders on SBS 2008?

I have a DFS setup between my two locations and there are a few employees that move between them. Can I have a GPO at each location that changes their Redirected Folders to the local server? I have ...
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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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Folder redirection GPO doesn't seem to be working

I've been trying to set up roaming profiles and folder redirection, but have hit a bit of a snag with the latter. This is exactly what I've done so far: (I have OU permissions and GPO permissions ...
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Folder redirection save times are awful slow

I recently set up folder redirection for Documents on Server 2008, but it's painfully slow at the moment. My users are all using Visual Studio 2010, and a save takes 20-30 seconds (whereas it used to ...
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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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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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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 ...