I have found a similar thing, but with more weird issues. After I redirect the "My Documents" folder from
C:\Users\Name\Documents to E:\Users\Name\Documents,
it shows up in my profile as
%USERPROFILE%\Documents instead of %USERPROFILE%\My Documents
After this, I had a Documents folder and "My Documents" folder in my profile. The Documents folder pointed to the new location, whereas the My Documents folder pointed to the old.
Whats is even more strange is that the Documents folder can be redirected back, and it merges the two. However, the My Documents folder is just the physical folder, C:\Use...\My Documents, and cannot be redirected.
I just want to redirect the My Documents to another folder, then be able to have programs access it successfully with %USERPROFILE%\My Documents.
If, after I redirect, I rename my new physical folder "My Documents" the system is nice and creates a desktop.ini file and everything is pretty. However, I don't want the folder named "My Documents"... no one likes spaces, right?