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Windows 7 Folder Redirection Issue

Posted on 2011-09-04
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Hi,

We have recently began setting up folder redirection for Windows 7, only to discover that the old profiles directories are being redirected to a new my documents folder.

Example
for user joe blogs username = j.blogs

Pre Windows 7 : my doc's redirect to \\server\user_documents\%username% = \\server\user_documents\j.blogs

Windows 7 :  my doc's redirect to \\server\user_documents\%username% = \\server\user_documents\mydocuments (folder type .blogs)

This occurs for windows 7 users only, so now all windows 7 users have mydocuments (folder type .lastname) which has created  mydocuments folders which are not easily identifiable.

This occurs when set in GPO and also manually redirecting the folder.


DC Server - Windows 2008

Can someone please help in keeping the old folder structure.
my-docs.jpg
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Starting with Vista, Windows 7 and Winsows 2008, the  folder structures for user documents changed.

In XP - it was c:\documents and settings\Joe\My Documents\...

Starting with Vista and included in Windows 2008 and Win7, the new structure is
c:\Users\Joe\My Documents\....

If you have just moved to Win 2008 or Win7, this is a major change in the folder structure. You may see what appears to be a folder name c:\My Docuemnts, but it's actualy an junction point (not a folder) that points to c:\Users\...

Hope this helps.
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by:Superfundi
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how is this represented in a network environment, what would the new folder structure be ?

i have discovered that 1 user (windows 7 ) has the same directory structure as  xp clients,

Windows 7 user thats works
\\server\user_documents\username\mydocuments , which is what we want

when i look at the location of the other users directories it shows
Windows 7 user not working
\\server\user_documents\username\mydocuments - correct

but actual location is
\\server\user_documents\mydocuments (.lastname)

note the folder type in the above picture.

please shed some light on this.

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I worked out the issue is with the Desktop.ini in the root of the folder, the previous solution was no help at all.
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by:Superfundi
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I fixed it
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by:Bible_on_stage
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I am having the same problem.  How did you fix it?
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