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If a user tries to access a redirected folder after an administrator uses the Folder Redirection feature in Group Policy, a folder that is named %homedrive% appears on the user’s desktop.
This problem may occur if you install Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and you use the %homedrive% variable in the path of the redirected folder.
Hotfix information A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
PrerequisitesWindows 2000 Service Pack 4
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 30-Jan-2004 01:22 5.0.2195.6895 334,608 Msgina.dll 09-Jan-2004 01:41 5.0.2195.6888 5,854,720 Sp3res.dll
To work around this problem, type the absolute path of the redirected folder. Do not type the %homedrive% variable in the path of the redirected folder. For example, type the path Drive_Letter:\Folder_Name.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ )New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 834792 - Last Review: October 26, 2006 - Revision: 2.5