Folder Redirection folders showing as 'My Documents'

Nathan Lindley
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Hi Experts,

I have an issue where if I browse to the share that is set up for the folder redirect, a LOT of the folders just show as 'My Documents' as shown on the attachment.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Nathan
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how is ur folder redirection policy configured....?

check who is the owner of my documents ...?
Nathan LindleyIT Support Engineer

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Muzafar,

Folder redirection is configured in Group Policy, See attachment for a screenshot of the GPO Settings. It all works fine, but each individual's folder shows as 'My Documents' rather than the user's username, making it hard to manage.

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Delete all the desktop.ini files in the my documents folders.  Happens when a user has write permission to the folder and sorts or changes view.  It will inadvertently create a desktop.ini file.  Windows 7 machines are real bad about doing this.
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Nathan LindleyIT Support Engineer

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Commented:
Thanks Choward16980,

How can I stop this going forward? Also, any ideas how I could mass remove desktop.ini from a lot of home folders?

Thanks
Chris HInfrastructure Manager

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My document folders should not be shared.  Otherwise, this wonderful piece of windows functionality will continue to plague your users.  Each user and the admin account should have read/write, everyone else either deny or no rights.  Problem is, if you're the admin, your indexing service will even crawl and locate media since you have overall rights.  It will only affect the admins, but it's pretty annoying.  I actually wrote a script that just ran the following:

echo y | del \\server\usershareroot\desktop.in* /s

this will nuke all their customizing or view saves.
using windows search find desktop.ini...select all & delete :)
Nathan LindleyIT Support Engineer

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And there are no concequences?
yes....nothing to worry here
Chris HInfrastructure Manager

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no,
this will nuke all their customizing or view saves.

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