how to link "photo stream" from a network share directory to a local directory
Posted on 2013-11-29
In a Windows AD domain the folder redirection GPO is used so that users' "My Documents" is redirected to "\\server\share\%username%" when each user logs on to a Windows client machine. The server runs Windows Server 2003 SP3 while client machines run Windows 7 Pro. SP1.
On client machines there are some applications that put a lot of pictures in the following directory:
"My Documents\My Pictures\Photo Stream"
and so the server share gets filled with users' private pictures, which we want to avoid.
In this environment, how to create a symbolic link that links
"\\server\share\%username%\My Pictures\Photo Stream"
to a folder on the local disk, e. g. "C:\foobar\%username%\Photo Stream", so that when an application stores pictures to "My Documents\My Pictures\Photo Stream" they actually go to the local disk?
I've tried to achieve this with "mklink /d" command in Command Prompt but it does't work (the link is created but it is not accessible).