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I have group policies that redirect users "My Documents" folders to their home server share.  The redirection works fine but I discovered that the redirection names the documents folder to "Username Documents" instead of "My Documents".  For example, Joe gets "Joe's Documents" instead of "My Documents".

Here's the problem.  I often write scripts or do registry punches on my users folders.  Having them all named "My Documents" or "Documents" makes these taskd relatively easy.  Having each user's documents folder uniquely named renders this almost impossible.

The group policy even gives the example at the bottom:

   For user Clair, this folder will be directed to:
      \\server1\student\Clair\My Document

When you look in their folder afterwards the folder is actually names "Clair's Documents".  I want it to be named "My Documents" like the policy says it will.

Can anyone explain this and possibly recommend a solution?
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I guess that "Joe's Documents" is just a display name from the desktop.ini if someone other than Joe himself views this folder in Windows Explorer.
Have you tried to access the folder via it's real name "my documents"?
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You're 100% correct.  I went back and ran a few tests and discovered that it was still "My Documents".  Per your suggestion, I looked at the desktop.ini and, sure enough, that explained everything.

Thanks for the help.
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