Exclude directories in roaming profile - My Music

I am trying to exclude the music folder from our roaming profiles using Group Policy and nothing seems to work.  I have tried:


My Music

%UserName% Music

The entire path



Any suggestions to get this to work?

ddblaAsked:
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jss1199Commented:
Hi ddbla,

Use \My Documents\My Music


Cheers!
ddblaAuthor Commented:
Nope.  Doesn't work.
Netman66Commented:
How about:

%userprofile%\My Documents\My Music

or

%userprofile%\MyDocu~1\MyMusi~1
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ddblaAuthor Commented:
good effort but still no dice


BTW:

2003 Native Domain

Workstation is XP SP2
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
The only way I know to do this would be to modify the location of the My Music folder on each workstation prior to implementing the roaming profiles.  Also, you can exclude the My Documents folder entirely from the roaming profile and then use Folder Redirection for the My Documents, which is actually a better way to go usually.

The problem with moving the My Music folder though is that sometime it gets placed back there by various different programs.  So... one way would be to TRICK the system into THINKING that the My Music folder was still in My Documents... with a SYMBOLIC LINK.  (That's the unix term which many people know).

Most people don't know that this is available in windows... but it is and is called a Junction.  http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Junction.html

You can't use a Junction to a remote share, but you could keep use this in the local profile of the user if you have problems with the My Music folder showing back up.

Jeff
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RDComputersCommented:
This is the answer

My Documents\My Music
Poncho_auCommented:
This is correct, playing with Roaming Profile exclusions I found that using "\
My Documents\My Music" would not work. You must start your exclusion with the name of the first directory in the users profile without a \.

Eg.
My Documents\My Music

This will exclude the My Music folder from being replicated to the server under roaming profiles.
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