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troubleshooting Question

Should I manually move files from a user's local Documents folder to their network folder, before making the change in Group Policy to redirect the Documents folder?

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lshriverFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have users with files on Windows 7 in the local Documents folder that are duplicated in their users folder on the network.  The server is Server 2012 R2.

If I use Group Policy to redirect their Documents folder to their network folder, what should the results be?

1)  Will it override all of the files currently in the network folder with the ones from the local Documents folder?


2)  Will it only override the duplicate files (keeping the most recent version of the files)?

I'm trying to determine whether I need to go to each user's desktop and manually move the files to their network folder before making the change in Group Policy.

If additional information is needed, please let me know.

Any assistance is appreciated.
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