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Windows 7: "My document" folder on a remote disk (NAS)

15 Jun 2010   #1
Julien PHAM

Windows 2008 server
"My document" folder on a remote disk (NAS)


In my company I have a windows 2008 server. And synology NAS. On the server, there is a strategy that redirects the "my document" folder to the NAS, in the directory \\datas\home\Documents.

It works find on windows XP OS, but not on Windows 7. I mean, the folder is not redirected, so I tried to add the folder to the "documents" library, but windows 7 refuses, telling me it is impossible because the folder is not indexed.

So how can I do with windows 7 to put this network folder in "documents"?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Hi Julien

Welcome to Seven Forums

Have a look at the following tutorials :
How to Include a Network Drive or Folder in a Library in Windows 7 (Credits to limneos of SF)
How to Include a Folder in a Library in Windows 7 (Credits to Shawn - SF)
Hope this helps and regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2010   #3
Julien PHAM

Windows 2008 server

Thanks a lot, I'll check...

Edit : I don't like those two methods. The first one is awful, to have to sync the remote folder locally, the second is not very good, to be able to cheat with a symlink.

I'm sure there is another method, as on my previous server the documents folder was in seven in \\datas\home\documents, but now that I have reinstalled server, I do not know how to do this again ^^
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