- You have some folders that have a localized name are on a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), or Windows 7.
- A file that comes alphabetically earlier than “Desktop.ini” exists in that folder that has the localized name.
- You enable the Folder Redirection feature on these localized folders.
- The redirected folders are copied to the shared drive by the folder redirection feature at the first logon.
In this scenario, the customized settings that are stored in the Desktop.ini file might not be copied.
For example, the Accessories folder has a localized name on a non-English operating system by default. When this folder is copied to the shared drive by the Folder Redirection feature, the Accessories folder no longer has its localized name. Instead, it has the "Accessories" name in English.
For example, assume that the start menu is redirected. The Accessories folder in the Start menu has a localized name on a non-English operating system and includes a file that is alphabetically earlier than Desktop.ini, the Commandprompt.lnk file. In this scenario, the following process describes how the new Desktop.ini file is created:
- Files are copied in alphabetical order. Therefore, the Commandprompt.lnk file is copied first.
- The Commandprompt.lnk is the first file that is copied t the shared drive. A Desktop.ini file does not yet exist on the server. Therefore, the server creates a new Desktop.ini after the Commandprompt.lnk file is successfully copied.
Note This new Desktop.ini file does not contain the customized settings.
- Next, the client tries to copy its Desktop.ini file to the shared drive but at this point, the new Desktop.ini already exists on the server. In Windows Vista SP1, in Windows Vista SP2, and in Windows 7, the Folder Redirection feature prevents a newer version of a file from being overwritten. In this scenario, the Desktop.ini on the server is newer. Therefore the new Desktop.ini file on the server-side remains and the Desktop.ini with the localized settings is not copied.
- Log on to a computer that is running Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista SP2, or Windows 7. Determine whether the Accessories folder in the Programs folder of the Start Menu folder is localized. If it is not localized, localize the Accessories folder.
- Enable the Folder Redirection feature.
- Log on with a user which the folder has not yet been redirected.
- After the Folder Redirection feature copies the folders to the shared drive, notice the Accessories folder in the Programs folder of the Start Menu folder is no longer localized.
Article ID: 979579 - Last Review: Feb 24, 2010 - Revision: 1