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Windows 7: Document Folder Redirect

27 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Document Folder Redirect

In the past (WinXP, WinVista) we always redirected the users 'Documents' folder to their personal network share. It allowed for easy backup of their files.

With Win7 they've changed that now. Manually it won't let me redirect their Documents folder until I index the network share. So I go out there, and Sync the folder it's supposed to go to. Then I can add it to the Documents "library".

The Documents "library" isn't a bad idea the more I play with it. Having the ability to add multiple network shares into the Documents folder is a good idea.

OK… so with all that said, I’d like to just do the basic “Documents Redirect” like I did in WinXP & Vista. And I want to do this as part of their login. How? This is not the easy solution it once was. Suggestions?

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01 Dec 2009   #2

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does no one else do this as well?
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