When you redirect the Documents folder on a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer to a network share, the folder name unexpectedly changes back to Documents. You expect the folder name to be the user name.
This behavior may create many Documents folders on the network share. If you try to rename one Documents folder, all the other Documents folders change to that name.
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods.
Create a subfolder under the redirected folder in the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path. For example, use the following UNC path:
Grant the user exclusive rights to the redirected folder. To do this, follow these steps:
Log on to the computer by using domain administrator credentials.
In the Start Search box, type gpmc.msc, right-click gpmc.msc, and then click Run as administrator.
Note If you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password. If you are prompted for confirmation, provide confirmation.
Right-click the Group Policy Objects node, and then click New. Type the name of the policy. For example, in the New GPO dialog box, type Windows Vista Folder Redirection Policy.
Right-click the Group Policy object that you created in step 3, and then click Edit.
Under User Configuration, expand Windows Settings, and then expand Folder Redirection.
Right-click the Documents folder, and then click Properties.
On the Target tab, configure the following:
In the Setting box, click Basic—redirect everyone’s folder to the same location.
In the Target Folder Location box, click Create a folder for each user under the root path.
In the Root Path box, type the UNC file path to which you want to redirect the Documents folder.
In the Documents Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab, and then configure the following:
Click to select the Grant the user exclusive rights to Documents check box.
Click to select the Move the contents of Documents to the new location check box.
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site.
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