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    AppData, Redirected Profiles and mapped drives

    We've just started a migration to Windows 7 and have set up folder redirection without a hitch. With XP we used to map the U: to the users documents folder on a server (\\server\share$\%username%). With Windows 7 each user folder redirects to its own location on the server (e.g. \\server\w7share$\%username%\Documents, \\server\w7share$\%username%\Pictures etc.)

    We now have the U: mapped to \\server\w7share$\%username% but this also displays the user's AppData folder. We are now considering moving the AppData to a different share (e.g. \\server\w7profile\%username%) but would prefer to keep things in one location and just hide the AppData folder from view.

    Is it possible to do that? Any alternative approaches worth considering?

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    Can you not just set it to hidden, or is it automatically created as viewable?

    I used to set our's out like this before ditching profiles and going straight to FR:
    \\server\StaffUsers$\%USERNAME%\*Folders like Documents*
    \\server\StaffUsers$\%USERNAME%\Profiles\%USERNAME %.v2\*Profile Folders like App Data*

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    Thanks for the response Blue_Cookeh.

    We use Folder Redirection policies to automatically create the directories on the user's first login. The user does not get exclusive permissions to the folder but I could not see a way to specify any additional options to control the permissions or attributes for the folders. I suppose another option is creating the folders manually or maybe using a script. We were looking into using FSRM to block certain files from being saved by users. Could it also be used to prevent AppData from being visible?

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