Duplicate folders may appear after enabling Folder Redirection

Symptoms

When redirecting a user profile folder or folders using Group Policy, if the option "Move the contents of <folder> to the new location" is not selected there will be duplicate folders created in a user profile: one pointing to the redirected location and one on the local hard drive. Unless this option is selected, a duplicate link will be left behind, even when that folder is completely empty.

Cause

This behavior is by design.

Resolution

Local copies of the user profile folder(s) may be safely deleted if they are empty.
Properties

Article ID: 2533930 - Last Review: Apr 7, 2011 - Revision: 1

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