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On redirected folder, how do I remove the blue "redirect" arrows.

On redirected folder, how do I restore the PC icons to net have the blue "redirect" arrows.  I want folder redirection, just not the arrows
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merowingerCommented:
....lnk files its this reg entry:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile <--delete


Dont think that this is possible for redirected files and folders
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oBdACommented:
The arrow has nothing to do with the folder being redirected (well, only indirectly).
By default, redirected folders are made available offline, and that's what the arrow indicates: the folder is available offline.
To disable this feature, you need to enable the respective policy found in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files, "Do not automatically make redirected folder available offline" (or similar, not using an English version).
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ian-pearceAuthor Commented:
I agree and fully understand your point re arrow has nothing to do with the folder being redirected. I want re-direction and have deliberately turned it on using group policy  all works well.  Now I am getting calls saying "their are blue arrows on my documents folder - what does it mean". What I am hoping is that a right click on properties of a users my documents will show a "re-directed path", but the icon itself is the same boring one - minus the blue arrows (although I was told that the icons with question marks - synchronisation failed, looks cute - you just can't win)

Cheers, Ian
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KCTSCommented:
As ObdA says the blue arrow indicates that the folder is enabled for offline files meaning that uses can disconnect from the network, work on files remotely and then reconnect to the network and re-sync. This is very useful for laptops. If you don't want it then disable Offline Files
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ian-pearceAuthor Commented:
Thanks KCTS. I hear what you are saying - but I want both - No blue arrows and file replication. As I understand it, the blue arrows indicate redirection, rather that off-line files.

Thanks,  Ian
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merowingerCommented:
seems to be not possible..as i said :)
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gabrielazCommented:
the arrows have to do with file sychronization not folder redirection.  turn it off in explorer tools-foler options-offline files.
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Ryan_RCommented:
It's just a shortcut arrow - if you really want to remove it you can try this: http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/vista/vista_registry_remove_shortcut.htm
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Ryan_RCommented:
I'm confident that the link I posted will work as a solution - if anyone else has provided a solution just do a split.  :)

Ryan R
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Ryan_RCommented:
Thanks Ian
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LafflinCommented:
Here's the answer:

1. Click on the Start Menu, key in regedit and hit Enter.
2. Navigate through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFTWARE, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, explorer, ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers and Offline Files.
3. Set the value of Default from {4E77131D-3629-431c-9818-C5679DC83E81} to  (nothing).
4. Reboot.

 
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