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Windows 7 Thread, Folder redirection - no way around this? in Technical; Assuming everything is "Working" and it's just the names of the folders now messed up, look for a Desktop.ini (will ...
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    Assuming everything is "Working" and it's just the names of the folders now messed up, look for a Desktop.ini (will be a hidden file), these have tendencies to rename folders (its a leftover from XP where MS hacked the folders "makeup" to produce those nice lovely pictured folders instead of plain boring normal ones).

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    Yes I've deleted the desktop.ini files and it reverts back to the 'proper' folder name. Its such a mess this as the user sees 'My Documents' and the server end shows 'Documents' and the folder is actually called MyFiles!

    I've put a file screen on the servers to stop desktop.ini being written to - shame not all of our servers can do this (some are plain 2003)

    I can't believe MS think its acceptable for folders to 'rename' themselves - I know its only the view but it confuses the hell out of users!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
    Yes I've deleted the desktop.ini files and it reverts back to the 'proper' folder name. Its such a mess this as the user sees 'My Documents' and the server end shows 'Documents' and the folder is actually called MyFiles!

    I've put a file screen on the servers to stop desktop.ini being written to - shame not all of our servers can do this (some are plain 2003)

    I can't believe MS think its acceptable for folders to 'rename' themselves - I know its only the view but it confuses the hell out of users!
    Wouldn't this cause an additional delay when logging in because of folder redirections?

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    It doesn't seem to have any delay on the logins? I don't think theres any other way around this either.

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    Are you putting the Libraries reg hack on the base image to ensure it's off for all machines? Seems a right pain for something that should be in a GPO by default. Glad I've seen this thread though, should save a lot of time!

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    Yeah we'll be putting this hack into the latest Windows 7 build. It just creates clutter/confusion in a school/work environment I think.

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    AFAIK folder redirection will create the desktop.ini for the folders.

    FYI you can also use GPO to deploy reg hacks using Preferences.

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