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Windows 7: User folders located on network share.


02 Dec 2009   #1

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User folders located on network share.

When using WinXP - I changed the location of the my documents folder to a shared location, which would automatically enable offline files for the local my documents folder.

I'm trying to do the same thing with Windows 7. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

I tried changing the location of the my docs folder in Windows 7 but a duplicate folder which cannot be deleted shows up.

If anyone understands what i'm trying to do, please help!

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02 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GOBrien11 View Post
When using WinXP - I changed the location of the my documents folder to a shared location, which would automatically enable offline files for the local my documents folder.

I'm trying to do the same thing with Windows 7. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

I tried changing the location of the my docs folder in Windows 7 but a duplicate folder which cannot be deleted shows up.

If anyone understands what i'm trying to do, please help!
Hi GOB and welcome


I dont think you can. XP was a very different animal. You can change the docs folder to a new location but there is a symbolic link that has to be kept there so win 7 knows where to go. I am not sure but with a move like that you may experience some odd weirdness

Ken J+
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02 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7
 
 

There has to be a way to accomplish the same idea.

A roaming profile is no good because some users have huge amounts of data.
Folder redirection is no good becasue if the user is offline, they will have no access.

how should I keep users data backed up without 3rd party software? I like to keep things as simple as possible
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