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Folder Redirect on Server

I have a folder that I want to move to a different drive however this folder is a part of a larger shared folder.  I'd like the end user to not notice the change but I'd like the folder to be in a different drive.

Example:

Current way

C:\
\\Domain\Shared\
+    folder1
+    folder 2
+    folder 3

I'd like it to be

C:\
\\Domain\Shared\
+    folder1
+    folder 3

D:\
\\Domain\Shared\
+    folder 2


User Prespective
Network Drive
+    folder1
+    folder 2
+    folder 3

Hope that makes sense,
JOe K.
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skrgaCommented:
You can create shortcut in big folder  to the new (moved) folder with the same name as moved folder.
(You must share fodler after you move him, and create shortcut with unc path)
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skrgaCommented:
After you move folder to other location, share it (so users can access it), and then create chortcut in old "Big folder" (where moved folder was before), that points to your new moved folder, and name that shortcut Same as original folder is named (so users don't have problems) But with UNC path so users can access it.
 Shortcut
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ClaudeWalkerAuthor Commented:
I encountered 2 problems with that:

1) The organization of the folders alphabetically no longer matches because it treats the folders and shortcuts differently.

2) I have some VBA code that looks for a folder and doesn't see the shortcut.  I can try and modify the code to look for any file.

is the UNConvention  \\server\folder\
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ClaudeWalkerAuthor Commented:
looks like we posted at the same time regarding the UNC path.  Disregard that part of my question.
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ClaudeWalkerAuthor Commented:
I've changed the code such that it works however the alphabetization problem still exists.
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skrgaCommented:
Maybe this helps you.. I didn't try it, will now.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=205524
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skrgaCommented:
After i I think without third party software that it can't be done in win 2003. It has some tools for creating hard links but not with unc paths...
You are left with shortcut :-)
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ipajonesCommented:
I would either use DFS which allows you distribute file shares between different physical servers and disks.  OR if this is a one off exercise I would recommend creating a symbolic link rather than using a shortcut.  Have a look at the SysInternals JUNCTION utility:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx

In my opintion shortcuts can be unreilable paricularly in a server\share context.
--IJ
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