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Hi Experts,

I have seen a very strange behavior.
On our AD we have given the users a home directory.
This home dir is located on d drive of the AD.
But sometimes or after a special time the folder name changes to DOCUMENTS.

For example, the user homedir name is 1100.
Later on the name is DOCUMENTS.
Then we have to change the name back to the original homedir.

Can you explain what is wrong here ?
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Question by:Eprs_Admin
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Radhakrishnan R earned 1000 total points
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Hi,

Open the MY Document folder (actually it's an user name) and delete the desktop.ini file, go back and see if the user folder appearing fine?

If you are unable to find the desktop.ini file then you need to enable All hidden file extensions.

Hope this helps.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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yes, this is the case.
But can you explain this behavior ?
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by:McKnife
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Hi.

More on the "problem": If we redirect the local documents folder of a user to a network drive, windows, helpful as always, tries to mark that folder so that we can see it's a redirected documents folder. That's what you see. the info is stored in desktop.ini, right. Denying access to it would also do. We could do this for selected users, so we don't have to delete it.

[Problem for admins arises if we have many homes under one share. Admins see multiple folders named "documents" side by side and cannot tell the real names in explorer...]
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Yes, that method 3 is what I suggested. But keep in mind not to use deny with users that are used for backing up that home directory, otherwise your logs will show errors on that file :)
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