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Could someone please explain where the my documents should be if you have windows 7 workstations, SBS 2011 server and are on a domain please?
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by:Andy M
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Depends if you are using folder redirection or not. If not it will be on the local machine under your user profile:

C:\users\%username%\Documents

If it's redirected I believe it should be on the SBS under:

C:\users\folderredirections\%username% (or wherever the share has been re-located to through the SBS console)
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by:akersrus101
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If they are in the Shared folders, I assume that means that they are not private and anyone can view and maybe edit the files? I want to move the users files to a different partition. But want them in the correct folder. I need them on the server so they can be backed up. Sounds like they should be in the redirected folder to remain private.
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Andy M earned 2000 total points
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As it's SBS this is really easy to do:

1. Open the SBS Console
2. Go to the Backup and Server Storage - server storage tab
3. In the Task pane there's an option to move the Redirected Documents data
4. Follow the wizard to move the data to another drive/partition/location

By default I believe the permissions on redirected folders will only allow System, Domain admins, and the user account itself to access the relevant user's folder/files. (i.e user A can access UserA redirected fodler, but not UserB redirected folder).
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by:akersrus101
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OK, Thank you.
We had a company migrate all of our DATA From the old SBS 2003 Server. They made a mess of the Users documents.  Now I am trying to straighten it out so I can move these files. But want them in the correct place. Right now they are all a Shared folder. and in a folder named DATA. Like I said. A mess. Thank you for your time
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by:akersrus101
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For my limited knowledge, I understood what the Man said.
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