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Redirect My Pictures back to local profile

Domain environment: Win2k3/XP

Our environment is setup with MyDocs redirected to a file server. However, I want to move the MyPictures folder to the person local machine. I have successfully created a new GPO in a new OU to redirect MyPictures back to the local users profile, but I see that it places the MyPics folder at the person's "c:\Document and settings\user folder.

Is there anyway to change the location without manually moving it to another location such as the desktop, or c:\, or even located in the MyDocs folder but not redirected.

PT Guy
PT Guy
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You could try useing a login script with Robocopy /Move

Recreate the policy for document redirection, under settings change the 'my pictures preferences' to do not specifiy administrative policy for my pictures.
If you need to move the picture data back to the local machine you could use use a robocopy move as Gavin said, make sure you have a backup of the data before implementing the script.  If you are new to robocopy then robocopy gui can help you with any other switches


I expect you will want create a batch file with the content along the lines of
Robocopy "%userprofile%\my documents\my pictures" "\\server\profiles\redirection\%username% \my pictures" /MOVE

Put the batch in sysvol and link to it from logon script or edit the logon script field in the users AD account
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You can set the registry setting for folder redirection to specify a separate location via the GPO

Here is a doc listing the specific registry keys and locations
Sorry, back to front.
Robocopy "\\server\profiles\redirection\%username% \my pictures" " "%userprofile%\my documents\my pictures"  /MOVE
PT GuyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help

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