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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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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Group Policy 2008 My Documents Folder Redirect

I want to use Group Policy to redirect my users' My Documents folders to their network user folders. When I choose the GP setting that says "Redirect to the user's home directory", it changes all of ...
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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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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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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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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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After enabling folder redirection, office locks up autosaving

After distributing folder redirection through group policy to about 10 desktops, users are complaining that Office, specifically Word, is locking up when AutoSaving their documents. I believe this is ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Windows Shares / NTFS permissions on folder redirection in Active Directory

A client has folder redirection in AD setup on each user's Home Folder set to the Z:\ drive as \server\share\username. A Group Policy redirects the user's Documents to the user's Home Folder with the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Implementing folder redirection with mutiple profiles per workstation

We have an existing 2003 server with a mixture of XP and Windows 7 workstations. Users are advised to store documents on network drives so that they are backed up. However, some staff just store ...
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WS2008R2 / W7PRO: Cannot rename folder - folder redirection

After few months from migrating one of my networks on Active Directory this issue started. A few users are encountering an issue from time to time - they cannot rename folders and files on desktop. ...
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Active Directory Roaming Profile for Windows 7 User not Redirecting to V2 Folder

I've noticed a number of similar questions here on this topic but not quite on the money for the issue I'm seeing. Here's the details: Windows 2008 DC, 3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 clients; Profiles ...
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Windows 2008 R2: Redirection permissions

I am having a problem with the permissions for folder redirection. As a result, I did some research and changed my permissions. The NTFS and Share permissions have been configured according to ...
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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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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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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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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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Moving Folder Redirection Policy to another policy object

This is on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 on the workstations. Let's say I have Documents folder redirection set on GPO1. But, I would like to move that policy to a new GPO2. The target folders on ...
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Folder Redirection - Explorer requires manual refresh

When a user's My Documents folder is redirected to a DFS share, Windows Explorer requires a manual refresh after creating a new folder, file, etc. Interestingly, the manual refresh is not necessary ...
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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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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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Deleting Users and their redirected data

On our network we have approximately 2000 users all with folder redirection enabled so all data is stored centrally. These are broken down into 3 folders: Desktop, Documents, Profile. Is there a way ...
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Group Policy Folder Redirection deleted my Documents folder

OK so i have a server 2008 R2 server with AD. I created a group policy for folder redirection of the documents folder and applied it. I logged on with my work machine (windows 7 32 bit) and the folder ...
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Server 2008 R2 SP1 Documents being redirected to “My Documents”

OK, a bit of an odd one this. I have set up a new domain on a Server 2008 R2 SP1 server and redirected user's Documents and Pictures folders to a file server. In the GPO settings I have chosen basic ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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' ...