Questions tagged [folder-redirection]

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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Reverse group policy for folder redirection

I created a group policy that will redirect my documents folders of the users on my company to a folder I created in a Windows 10 machine. I deleted the GPO without checking the box "Redirect the ...
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Folder Redirection after the GPO was delected

I removed the GPO I created for the folder redirection. Now some users can't access my documents. They need to log in to the Windows 10 computer where I redirected their folders in order to access the ...
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Unexpected Folder Redirection: Why are user 'Documents' folder contents being redirected to \%username% rather than \%username%\Documents?

I have successfully implemented a Folder Redirection group policy for a specific user group in our organization; however, the folders are not being redirected as expected. My goal is to implement the ...
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Best practices for moving Windows redirected folders to new server?

Background : I am migrating from a server running Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2019. I had made an initial attempt at migrating the redirected folders but encountered various problems so I rolled back ...
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Group policy folder redirection not applying when using advanced setting

I'm trying to set-up folder redirection using group policy with the advanced setting, i.e. only apply if the user is in a specified group. The overall policy is applying fine (as confirmed using ...
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Upgrade from Win 7 to WIn 10 causing slowness due to home folders on DFS share

I have my home folders pointing to DFS share. Problem started when I am trying to upgrade my windows 7 to Windows 10, it is trying to scan thousands of profiles on the DFS instead of the system local ...
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Apache redirect different sites to folders

I have this situation: I need to redirect different sites to different folders, for example: example.org/site1, example.org/site2. I have my main site on the following path: var/www/html/mainsite. ...
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Nginx redirect multiple query string urls

I want to redirect some URL to another folder on the same website. Each URL have query string so simple 301 return is not working. Example of redirect I want. example.com/th/?n=abc 301 to example....
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Folder Redirection: What does the “Also Apply Redirection Policy…” setting do?

When implementing Folder Redirection via Group Policy, there is a checkbox on the Settings tab that says "Also apply redirection policy to Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, and Windows ...
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Folder redirection to OneDrive with KFM

I was listening to the Windows Weekly podcast recently and one of the topics that came up was Known Folder Migration. I'm thinking of using it for some of my customers as it would greatly simplify ...
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Folder redirection GP and CREATOR OWNER inheritance/scope

We use the folder redirection group policy to place users' My Documents folders on a network share. We have configured the share with Microsoft's recommended NTFS permissions, as defined here: https:/...
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Windows 10 Folder Redirection

I have created a group policy to set up Folder Redirection. The client computers are all Windows 10 Enterprise. I followed these instructions. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/...
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Redirected folders to be allways on offline mode

I have made modifications to GPO users to have redirected folders like Desktop, my documents etc. I have redirected those to be on network share. Everything works fine. I made edit to GPO to force ...
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Moving Folder redirection to new drive

I need some help with folder redirection we are using server 2012 r2 for DC1 and File server with folder redirection for following folders (app data, desktop, documents and favorites), the problem is ...
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Synology DSM shared folder deleted but still showing on network

I created a shared folder on DSM and used it for Folder Redirection with a Windows GPO. Then I deleted the GPO and deleted the Shared Folder on the Synology. It doesn't show up anywhere on the DSM, ...
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Folder Redirection only applies if I run gpupdate /force - File Server Migration

We have just migrated the home shares of approximately 2300 users to a new file server. For some reason folder redirection is not updating the paths for any existing user profiles (we don't use ...
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Permission to connect to network folder

Small company with 5 users running a domain on SBS 2008R2. PCs are all running Windows 10. We have had folder redirection enabled for several years and recently one of my users (Sandra) was unable ...
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Active Directory, 2 Domain Controllers, SAN Storage and Folder Redirection

Greeting's, I'm provided with: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition. SAN block storage (EMC VNXe 1600) with FC connectivity. 2 Blade servers (Dell M630 within M1000e chassis) with FC switch. Each ...
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Folder redirection gives error saying that it has failed - but may actually be partially working?

A bit of a weird one this! OS is Windows 10 1607, AD server is based on 2012 R2. So, we're in the process of replacing an old logon script that is creaky beyond belief with a GPO-only approach. The ...
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Windows Folder Redirection causes application crash

An application I support (Windows) writes log fie and other data to a users home folder %UserDocuments%. A new customer has GPO Folder Redirection, which maps the above folder to a server drive. ...
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Remote Office Domain Controller - Redirected Folders

My first question here - I tried my best to find the answer before posting. I currently manage a small health center (25 employees) that has a single domain (health.local for this purpose) running on ...
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How does the folder redirection policy actually work? [closed]

It looks to me like folder redirection edits the following two registry keys to point folders to a different location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell ...
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Filter Folder Redirection GPO with Authenticated Users

Followed this doc to setup folder redirection: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649078(v=ws.11).aspx Under Step 3: Create a GPO for Folder Redirection it has me add my "Folder ...
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Why can't admins view user's redirected folders?

Followed this doc to setup folder redirection: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649078(v=ws.11).aspx Setup permissions like so: But in addition to a "Folder Redirection Users" group I ...
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How do I redirect the Google Chrome appdata/local folder?

The users in our domain use Roaming profiles. Unfortunately Google Chrome saves bookmarks in the Appdata/local folder. This results in Chrome "forgetting" the set homepage & bookmarks every time ...
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Folder redirection to Samba fails, though mapping drives works [SOLVED]

I'm at a university. We have a campus-wide AD domain that we can use to authenticate our labs. I'm trying to set up a Linux server for mapping drives and folder redirection. The Samba server is an ...
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How to Add Items to Folder Redirect Without Anyone Else Having Access?

I'm working on an AD domain with about 70 users. There is a folder redirect for everyone to have the same desktop. However, one specific user wants a folder on her desktop that nobody should have ...
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User Folders being Renamed “My Documents”

At the school I am the technician off, we have Windows Server 2012 that are giving students access to their user shares through a folder redirection GPO. Anytime a user signs in their home folder's ...
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redirecting a subdirectory to some other hosting server fluently [closed]

I am hosting a server on which I would like to have a /articles folder. I would like to redirect all calls to this name www.myserver.com/articles to a wordpress that is being hosted on another server. ...
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Revert changes done by a GPO personal folder redirect

We had an issue where we've been redirecting the personal folders in the main office, but due to an oversight, in one of the satellite offices the users personal folders have also been redirected. ...
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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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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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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 .htaccess ...
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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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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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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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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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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 shared ...
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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 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 ...