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Windows 7: User Shell Folder redirection only creates destkop, nothing else.

03 Feb 2012   #1
m5online

win7 enterprise 64
 
 
User Shell Folder redirection only creates destkop, nothing else.

Hi Guys,

I've modified the user shell folder locations to where all new users should have a user folder created on a d partion, with respective data folders like my docs, music, pictures, etc. It seems like my registry edits are correct, and i get no errors, but when i create a new user and login, the only user folder that is created on the d partion is the desktop, no other folders. Any idea why this may be occuring? I'm including screenshot of part of registry I edited for feedback.




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03 Feb 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello M5online,

You just didn't do it correctly. Please change those registry values back to their default settings like in the screenshot below first. Afterwards, see if OPTION TWO towards the bottom of the tutorial below will work for you when you create a new user account afterwards instead.

User Profile - Change Default Location



Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Feb 2012   #3
m5online

win7 enterprise 64
 
 

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the quick reply! If following step 2 were so easy for what I'm trying to do :-). I'd like the user profiles to still live on C:\. All I want to live on the D:\ are user data files like docs, pics, music, and downloads. I want all the other profile info to still live on C:\. I thought I had it pegged with the registry edits I listed above, but when a new user logs in, all that's created on D is the Desktop, and everything else defaults back to C. Hope that sheds a little more light on my issue.

Thanks!
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03 Feb 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The tutorial below can help show you how to properly change just those user folder locations. However, it will only change them for the specific current user and not for all new users. Only what I posted above will work with all new users.
User Folders - Change Default Location
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03 Feb 2012   #5
m5online

win7 enterprise 64
 
 

That's what I pretty much gathered through my testing, I was just hoping there was something I was missing (but I guess I'm not :-\ )

Thanks!!
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03 Feb 2012   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it goes if you decide to do it.
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10 Feb 2012   #7
m5online

win7 enterprise 64
 
 

OK, so here is what I did to remedy the issue.

I applied the user shell registry changes to administrator, i then copied the administrator profile and made it the default profile. I made sure to copy the default profile with the permissions set to 'everyone' to a temp profile. I deleted the default profile, and renamed the temp profile as default.

Logged back in as administrator, created new user, logged in as new user, viola, works like a charm!

Thanks again for the assistance!
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10 Feb 2012   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Thank you for posting back with your results and solution.
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