Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Windows 7 Folder Redirection Issue

Posted on 2011-09-04
6
Medium Priority
?
301 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-08
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
0
Comment
Question by:Superfundi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 36481881
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.
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:Superfundi
Superfundi earned 0 total points
ID: 36481901
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.

0
 

Assisted Solution

by:Superfundi
Superfundi earned 0 total points
ID: 36481906
0
What Is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain is a technology that underpins the success of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, but it has uses far beyond finance. Learn how blockchain works and why it is proving disruptive to other areas of IT.

 

Accepted Solution

by:
Superfundi earned 0 total points
ID: 36482252
I worked out the issue is with the Desktop.ini in the root of the folder, the previous solution was no help at all.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Superfundi
ID: 36508991
I fixed it
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Bible_on_stage
ID: 38755847
I am having the same problem.  How did you fix it?
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Assume you have an outside contractor who comes in seasonally or once a week to do some work in your office, but you only want to give him access to the programs and files he needs and keep all other documents and programs private. Can you do this o…
A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question