I am unable to edit the location of my desktop

John Wooten
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Installed a new server and created new folder redirection to the new server. One user is unable to access desktop icons and files because the file path is incorrect. Have used gpupdate /force several time with no change. When you try to edit the file path in Explorer under Desktop/Location tab there are no options available to move or edit or anything. The Documents, Downloads and other folders all redirected as expected. This is a Windows 10 machine connected to a domain.
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Folder redirection through GPO is a one way, one time setting.
To change, you gave to reverse/revert the process first by making sure the GPO is set to reverse if the policy no longer applies. If a change is needed, leave it in place until it propagates.
Then revoke the policy from applying, at this point on subsequent logins, the user will reverse the refirect
Creating a new GPO with new and correct settings will get the refirect once they are back within the user profile.

IMHO, if possible, use domain based shares in such cases as it is simpler to add a target to dfs management versus reversing and resting gpos between server migration.

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