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Windows 7: Disable write access to personal folder (root location of user area)


13 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 x86
 
 
Disable write access to personal folder (root location of user area)

Hi all,

Im not sure if anyone else has had this problem or noticed it, but I have enabled the GPO prevent users from adding files to the root of thier users files folder on our network as we use folder re-directs to my documents which in theory should keep everything tidy. This works up until a point, if I try and browse to the location and create a file I cant. If I try and drag a file into that location I cant, but as soon as I try to save as it lets me - any ideas why this would be?

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13 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

It only affects Windows Explorer not applications using the win32 file APIs. Which is why it resides within the "Windows Explorer" group policy tree.
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13 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Ah ok thanks - you wouldnt happen to know if a redirect is possible for all applications, maybe by a reg key?
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