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Janet Leonder redirect stopped working on Win 7 HP machine

Posted on 2014-02-20
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Hi,

A custormer has a ASUS G75 gaming notebook with space for two disk drives.

A year ago I uppgraded the system drive c: to a 256 GB SSD and redirected all user folders to another drive e:.

It worked fine until a while ago when the customer "lost" all his personal files.

The files are still sitting on the e: drive and can be accessed by navigating there.

After alloving hidden and system files to show in explorer I took a look at the now visible shortcuts to my documents and other personal folders. I also looked at the shortcut to one folder that had not been redirected.

The non-redirected folder showed the proper target folder in properties, while the target in the redirected folder properties was blank.

Obviously something happened in the registry.

How do I get the proper target in place again. I suppose there is a registry entry somwhere that controls the redirection?

I should also mention that apart from this, the machine works flawlessly. There is nothing worng with the physical disk structure.

Looking forward to your expert solution.

Best regards
Göran Wester
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by:GoranWester
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Sorry, the headline on the above question got a bit messed up. I should have been:
Redirect stopped working on Win 7 HP machine
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Netman66 earned 500 total points
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Simply re-enter the correct path in that field again; it would probably be quicker.

A patch could have reset the location in error.  It happens from time to time.
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by:GoranWester
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Sorry for the long silence.

THis machine is out of the country for long periods. It belongs to a young man who studies abroad. He needed to bring it with him as it was marginally useable. He is now on his way back to Sweden and I can finalize this issue and award points.

Regards
Göran Wester
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