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Windows 7 - Users Home Drives Renamed to 'My Documents'

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We recently started using folder redirection for home drives and ever since then when a user logs off and back on it creates a file in the root of the home drive called desktop.ini.  When the file is created the user is unable to see their home drive as they normally would but instead they will see it named 'My Documents'.  After we delete the desktop.ini file they can then see their home folder again with the correct name.  It only happens to the users running Windows 7, we don't have the problem with the few XP users that we have left.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Regards.
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Thanks for the link.  It doesn't expain or mention as to why the folder changes name when the desktop.ini file is created in the home folder.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The question has either no comments or not enough useful information to be called an "answer".
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After searching the internet we found it's a common problem with no fix or patch to speak of. We created an empty desktop.ini file and changed the permissions that the user had on it to read only.  When the user logs off and the redirection trys to create the file it is unable to since it already exists and unable to over write do to the permissions we set, read only.
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