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    Folder Redirection has stopped working

    Great, come back after a couple of days off and Windows 7 has self-destructed.

    All staff and students fail to get their redirected desktop and start menu, with loads of errors in the event viewer like this:

    Failed to apply policy and redirect folder "Desktop" to "\\server\desks$\staff\desktop".
    Redirection options=0x9008.
    The following error occurred: "Failed to build the list of known sub folders".
    Error details: "The system cannot find the file specified.

    I did read that KB980408 can cause this, but its not installed!

    Help! I've got loads of PCs playing up now!

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    Have the clients and servers got the same time? BST not messed everything up?

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    Everything working as normal - apart from the Windows 7 folder redirection! XP clients are all fine.

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    can you system restore one back to before the last batch of updates?

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    Somebody being playing accidental drag and drop in AD?

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    Run this at startup as your folder desciptions is messed up. This also happened to me and is caused by an update.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}\PropertyBag]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}\PropertyBag]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}\PropertyBag]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}\PropertyBag]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}\PropertyBag]

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    MalekoUK (21st May 2014), Sheridan (15th April 2013), zag (21st May 2014)

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    Cheers @Chuckster, that registry hack did the job, now I have to find out a) what caused it and b) to what extent!

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    Hmm this one just caught me out as well. The reg file seems to have fixed it for me.

    Did you every find out what the cause of this is?

    We have all the latest patches.
    Last edited by zag; 10th June 2013 at 03:57 PM.

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    Has this popped up again?

    It just happened to us and we couldn't figure out why until I saw this post.

    All our workstations were fine until recently.

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