Documents, My Documents, Folder Redirection, what's going on?

Environ: Server 2008 domain, Windows 7 PCs.

I have a Windows 7 user and when I log in, there is a Documents and a My Documents.

In my GP, I only have folder redirection for Documents, NOT My Documents.

When I change the GP to redirect to an alternate location, the Documents stays on the local PC, the My Docs is still pointed to the old location and the Pic, Music and Vids are pointed to the new location.

Anyone know what the heck is going on?

I think as least part of it is that some of my policies were written in an older GP mgt snapin and some if my policies were written in the new GP mgt snapin and I have some mixed policies.



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If your My Docs is still located locally then it would appear that the folder redirection has failed for this folder. The first step to investigate the cause of the failure is to check the Application section of event viewer on the client. Folder redirection activity is logged here and you should be able to get a pretty good idea as to what's happening during the redirection process.

Once you've checked event viewer, feel free to post back what you find and I'll try to help.
MikeIT ManagerCommented:
I would run rsop.msc and see what that shows as far as what folder it should be redirecting to and which Group Policy it's getting that info from.
"My Documents" on Windows 7 PC's isn't a real folder, but rather a directory junction pointing to the "Documents" folder. It is only there for compatibility with software for old OS's like XP, where there was an actual "My Documents" folder (this changed with Vista onwards). So if anything saves to "My Documents", it will actually be saved to "Documents". The same applies to the other "My ...." folders (there are "My Pictures, My Music and My videos folders in the Documents folder, which point to the "Pictures, Music and Videos" folders which are actually directly under the User's Folder), which are also just links.

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