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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, home directories renamed in Technical; Don't know if anyone has come across this one. I have a number of home directories on our system that ...
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    home directories renamed

    Don't know if anyone has come across this one. I have a number of home directories on our system that had changes their name to 'My Documents'. Now if I change them back to the correct name all the other wrongly named directories change as well?? It doesn't affect users, they connect as normal.

    Any ideas

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    Have you done a directory listing on the command line to compare? Explorer seems to have a lot of exciting quirks when one of the hidden .ini files that makes special folders special gets copied somewhere it's not expecting! I've had a few that appear as "Joe's documents" when the actual path if you navigated down through it is still /home/joe/stuff etc

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    Do you have any Vista, Windows 7 or Server 2008 terminal servers?

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    I can browse to the correct folders using the UNC path.

    We have some Windows 7 clients.

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    It happens when the students log on to a windows 7 machine. If you delete the desktop.ini file from within the folder it will restore their original names but if they log in again on a windows 7 machine they change back. We have yet to find a proper fix for this. You may also find students cannot access their files through "My Documents" and instead have to go through My Computer to get to their share

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    We have some Windows 7 clients.
    Thought so.

    I think if you create a sub directory called documents it will stop it from happening.

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    Cheers for that, its not just us then!!

    FN-GM, create a sub directory where? In there home dir?

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    FN-GM, create a sub directory where? In there home dir?
    Yes i am afraid so. I think with windows 7 it will default to that folder when you open documents.

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    Adding the 'Documents' folder and then renaming the folder seems to have worked! Should shut the ICT teachers up for a while at least!

    Cheers guys

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    I found out that when Windows 7 creates a new profile for a user it overwrites the desktop.ini file with the following:

    [.ShellClassInfo]
    LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell 32.dll,-21770
    IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-112
    IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll
    IconIndex=-235

    So it has taken out all the previous details about the owner so that is why it changes.

    Thanks to FN-GM for the tip



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