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The link for the Documents folder may be redirected to the Desktop folder on a Windows Vista-based computer
Article ID: 939021 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario. On a Windows Vista-based computer, you manually configure the redirection feature for the Documents folder and for the Desktop folder. Or, you use Group Policy to configure the redirection feature for these two folders. The target folder names for these two folders are identical. In this scenario, the link for the Documents folder may be redirected to the Desktop folder. Additionally, when you check the Links folder, you find that the target folder for the Documents folder shortcut is the Desktop folder.
Service pack informationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791/ )How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
Hotfix informationA 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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Vista installed.
Restart requirementYou have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
Registry informationTo use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
Windows Vista, x64-based versions
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
Steps to reproduce the problem
232692For more information about Folder Redirection, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232692/ )Folder Redirection feature in Windows
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/2b24872a-05ca-41be-9887-33acc87a20561033.mspx?mfr=trueFor more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates , click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684For help with common system maintenance tasks in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Fix problems with common system maintenance tasks
Article ID: 939021 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0