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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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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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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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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Difference between Roaming Profiles and Profile Redirection

What is the difference between Windows Server 2003 and Windows 7 Clients roaming profiles and folder redirection? Are they mutually exclusive of each other, or do you need roaming profiles to use ...
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Folder Redirection on certain profiles is Labeled Wrong

FTR I also suffer from "previous-admin-itis". I had two client computers (Domain=SBS2003, Clients=Vista) that were using the improper folder for folder redirection. Instead of pointing My Documents ...
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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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Moving roaming profiles to DFS

I'm redirecting appdata, my docs and desktop folders to a server using a GPO based on what facility they're usually at. This brings up a problem for users who bounce between multiple locations. ...
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Is it possible to apply a group policy only to certain computers / groups of computers?

I want to setup folder redirection for all of the workstations in the office, with the exception of several laptop users. Is there a way to create a Group Policy that applies only to a certain set of ...
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Is it a bad idea to make roaming profile share available offline?

This is regarding a Windows 2008 R2 domain. The Documents, Desktop, Application Data folders are all redirected to users' home directory (mapped as Z:). The users home directory is configured to be ...
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Roaming Profile to act as a redirected folder? Dropbox in roaming profile is also causing slow login/logou

As title, what I'm wondering to know is .. if the roaming profile with Windows 2008 R2 Server (I'm talking about V2 profile - Windows7/Windows8) can work as a redirected folder (it can be done with ...
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Windows Server 2003 folder redirect problem

I have a small network with one Windows Server 2003 server, two Windows XP and one Windows Vista client. The server is working fine, I am having problem in configuring folder redirection. I'm ...
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Why are redirected user profiles read-only when accessed on the storage server?

I've set up folder redirection for my user profile in our domain. I noticed something weird when I logged on to the server on which the user profile data is located. All my redirected folders are ...
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Changing user's last name in Active Directory and implications for redirected folders

I have an Active Directory domain, running on Windows Server 2008 DCs. I have this user who got married and changed her last name. I have already changed her last name in Exchange 2007, created a new ...
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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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Site-specific folder redirection through group policy

Suppose I have two sites - A and B - both with 5/5 Mbps WAN links that are connected via L2L VPN. Each Site is defined in AD Sites 'n Services with its own domain controllers, etc. The problem is that ...
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After disabling folder redirection My Documents still redirected

like title says. I disabled my folder redirection after it became too much of a hassle. I had been experiencing reorganization of my start menu, links intermittently disabled and then reappearing, ...
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Redirected folders, server migrations and properly moving users to a new server

I'm currently having a hell of a time with what seems like it should be a fairly simple project. Basically, $employer has a bunch of remote sites with ancient hardware impersonating real servers, and ...
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Folder creation date is very recent, while last modified is years ago

We're experiencing some weird stuff with our roaming user profiles. We use folder redirection for Documents/Pictures/Music/Destkop/Downloads, yet these folders are being created in the roaming user ...
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Desktop Folder Redirection Consistency

I have changed our Desktop folder redirection policy to point to a new share on the server. Some computers are accepting the new policy and displaying the new shortcuts. Others display no icons and ...
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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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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 Server 2003 GPO Redirected Folders

I have a network share where I pull the Desktop and the Start menu items for all Terminal Server sessions based on the User's group membership using a GPO. Unfortunately I did not have something ...
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How do you configure recycle bins on roaming profiles?

I copied the following from a post on the Spiceworks forum which remained unanswered: Is there any way to place the Recycle Bin back on the desktop of a Roaming Profile with the Desktop being ...
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Windows 7 Folder Redirection (GPO)

I have been fighting this issue for a day or two now, so I am looking for some insight. I am taking over admin duties in a domain of 800 users, and the previous admins really did not employ much of ...
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Are “private” folders possible with folder redirection and offline files synchronization?

I'm considering using offline folder synchronization with folder redirection using Server 2008 + Windows XP & Vista clients. Currently I'm not using redirection at all. Every user has a personal ...
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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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SBS 2008 Move Data Wizard crashing. Moving Redirected User Data

We're trying to move Users' Redirected Documents data from C: to D: using the wizard in the SBS console. It keeps crashing though as soon you hit next for the fist time in the wizard. This server has ...
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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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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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Folder Redirection using Windows 7 Client and Windows Server 2003 DC

Situation Trying to introduce Windows 7 Clients into my Server 2003 environment. Having problems with Folder Redirection via GPO. I created a Test OU which contains Two Computer accounts. One ...
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Putting a shortcut on the desktop of all the people in a particular OU?

At work we have all the user desktops redirected to a server. Within a all the users in an OU I need to put the same shortcut on all of their desktops. Is there an easier way to do this than just ...
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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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Folder redirection: why domain administrator can't access folder?

I setup-ped folder redirection in a windows server 2008 environment. The problem is that Domain Admins can't access 'My Documents' user folder, so i can't also backup folder. How is possible ? Is ...
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Recycle Bin on Server 2008 Redirected Folders no longer works

A user reported yesterday that the Recycle Bin function on his XP workstation had stopped working. I determined that the scope was a bit smaller than that. When he deleted a file from any of the ...
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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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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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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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How do you get around security warnings when redirecting AppData?

I've recently set up folder redirection for my user profile in a domain. For now, I've redirected AppData, Desktop, Pictures, Documents and Favorites. So far, so good. But now I've noticed a quite ...
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Are files in redirected folders only available from the server?

I would like to know if folder redirection syncs files from a server to the local client or if files are only stored on a server and would be unavailable if a user was disconnected from the network?
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Best location for redirected folders on windows server

What is the best location to store the user redirected folders on windows server r2? At the moment I have it in a completely different share but the problem is that the ntfs permissions on the folder ...
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Roaming Profiles & Redirected Folders - storage consumption? offline files and caching?

I understand the concepts of both roaming profiles and folder redirection and have used both separately before. I am about to set up a network from scratch and would ideally like to use both for the ...
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How can I disable the security warning when launching shortcuts stored in the user's profile stored on the server?

My network is a Windows Server 2008 with Windows 7 clients. I recent set my network up to use folder redirection so user profiles are stored on the server. Whenever a user clicks on a pinned link in ...
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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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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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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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Folder Redirection issue (showing warning all the times that it's going to use TEMP profile)

I was playing with Folder Redirection feature of Microsoft. the only domain controller is under: Windows Server 2008 R2 the workstation is: Windows 7 Enterprise. I have set GPO, Folder Redirection ...
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Changed Folder Redirection on Server 2008 R2, I didn't see anything change

I need some help guys. I've just modified the Folder Redirection Policy on my server at work so the hiarcy resembles windows 7's user folder structure rather than XP. I did this to the book so I know ...