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Windows 7: my documents redirection for every new user

17 Jun 2010   #1
stoof

windows 7 64 bit enterprise
 
 
my documents redirection for every new user

Hi ,

We have the following issue, on windows 7 enterprise 64 bit.
Every new local user that is created on the machine, the My Documents folder is redirected to d:\users\%username%\
I have checked the local policies, and none of them is enabled.
Then i checked the registry and found under this key :
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

the following :

Personal
d:\users\%username%\Documents


so i changed to

%userprofile%\Documents


and still if i create a new user, the documents folder is created on the D:\Users


Any ideas anyone?

thanks


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17 Jun 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Wait.. Im confused. You DONT want the user to have a new Documents folder? Or it is just creating the documents folder in the wrong place? Whats the problem? hah.
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17 Jun 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stoof, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you restart the computer after making the registry changes to apply them so not to have them created at the D: location?
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17 Jun 2010   #4
stoof

windows 7 64 bit enterprise
 
 

hi Brink, yes i have restarted the machine after i made the change in the registry, still no luck :-(

@kirsch i want the documents directory created on c:\users\%username%\documents (like it is by default)
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17 Jun 2010   #5
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried changing the reg setting to c:\users\%username%\documents instead of %userprofile%\documents?
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18 Jun 2010   #6
stoof

windows 7 64 bit enterprise
 
 

@ kirsch

yes i have tried this :
Have you tried changing the reg setting to c:\users\%username%\documents instead of %userprofile%\documents?

still the same :-(
if i create a new user, the documents folder is created at d:\users\%username%\
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18 Jun 2010   #7
stoof

windows 7 64 bit enterprise
 
 

ok guys, i give up
i will leave it for now, and i could always force it using a gpo
thanks for your help
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