Need to redirect folders but many people are using the same Windows user/login

Small business network ... for safety, I'm wanting to turn on Folder redirection for all workstations.  However, as it turns out - about half of the 12 employees in the business have been using the same windows login for sometime.  i've never seen this done and can't imagine why it  is this way - but now I'm curious what will happen if I implement folder redirection?  my gut tells me it's going to be best to get all users using their own windows login before doing this  - but then what is the simplest way to get the current/local data to their new user account?

Server 2012r2 and Windows 7 Clients.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
but now I'm curious what will happen if I implement folder redirection?
You will get conflicts in the Sync Center

my gut tells me it's going to be best to get all users using their own windows login before doing this  - but then what is the simplest way to get the current/local data to their new user account?
Yes, that would be the best. You can duplicate the user profiles
https://kb.iu.edu/d/aidk
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Robert OrnelasVP Operations at Cook's ComputerCommented:
Why dont you create the users accounts for everyone, have them logon as themselves then move all the data to a shared folder for them to access. for the user that has all the data do not move that data to their account just give them shared access as the rest. This way you can disable access by who needs the data. This is how i have done it for similar situations.
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