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    Problems with desktop picture after location of redirected folders as changed.

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    Roaming profiles, Folders redirected via GPO for Desktop and Application data.

    We recently had a new server and i moved all the home directories and profiles to the new server. problem was i ran scripts to set the new paths while some users were still logged in and i also forgot to chaneg the location of the redirected folders in GPo for a couple of days as well. ...


    Now all is fine except they do not get the wallpaper that is proveded by a the GPO. The wallpaper location is correct and if i delete someones profile or create a new one the wallpaper appears.

    What i am trying to find out is which part of the profile is casuing the problem. I know if i delete the application data folder only and let this recreate it works but i dont want to do this as it contains a lot more important info to the profile.

    Does anyone know or have any ideas? as i dont want to recreate a new profile for everyone.

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    Difficult one I have to say. The Application Data folder is usually quite complex, so you might be better off replacing just the Application Data folder for all users.

    Looking at it briefly, I would of thought logically it may be in Application Data > Microsoft > Windows > Themes.

    There should be just the one *.theme file in here. You could experiment and try overwriting this. I've never tried in practice, however I do know wallpapers can be included within a *.theme file.

    Let me know if it works

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    Confirmed

    Although this thread is quite old , I can confirm that the wallpaper is stored in the following file (on Vista at least):

    AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\Custom.th eme
    If you open this file in Notepad you will come across a section as shown in my screenshot attachment. As you can see, the wallpaper in my case is under my Pictures folder of the %userprofile% location.

    I suspect that in the OP's case, this string in each user's .theme file is still pointing to the old server.

    I hope this is of use to somebody in the future.

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