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Folder Redirection in Windows 10 User's Files section items are pointing to local directories

Product: ProfileUnity-FlexApp

Product Version: 6.7

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: November 02, 2017

 

Problem:

When Folder Redirection is implemented (Folder Redirection Module in ProfileUnity) for Windows 10, and "User's Files" setting is enabled on the desktop (Desktop Icon Settings). the folders inside "User's Files" section will point to local shell folders instead of file shares on the server. 

Symptoms:

This was tested with Version 1703 of Windows 10.

"My Pictures", "My Videos", "Desktop", "My Music","My Documents", "My Downloads" in "User's Files" section will pint to local shell folders. 

Possible Resolution(s):

In order to address this inconsistency we need to override those links locations in registry. Open "Registry" module in ProfileUnity console and create following 6 registry keys:

Note: Valid paths are: "%homeshare%\My Folder" or "\\Your_Server\Share\%username%\My Folder" for path.

1) Desktop:

  • Filter: Windows 10
  • Action: Add Value
  • Process Action Post Login: False
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  • Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
  • Value: {754AC886-DF64-4CBA-86B5-F7FBF4FBCEF5}
  • Data: \\Your_Server\Share\%username%\Desktop
  • Description: Desktop in User's Files

2) Videos:

  • Filter: Windows 10
  • Action: Add Value
  • Process Action Post Login: False
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  • Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
  • Value: {35286A68-3C57-41A1-BBB1-0EAE73D76C95}
  • Data: \\Your_Server\Share\%username%\Videos
  • Description: Videos in User's Files

3) Pictures:

  • Filter: Windows 10
  • Action: Add Value
  • Process Action Post Login: False
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  • Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
  • Value: {0DDD015D-B06C-45D5-8C4C-F59713854639}
  • Data: \\Your_Server\Share\%username%\Pictures
  • Description: Pictures in User's Files

4) Music:

  • Filter: Windows 10
  • Action: Add Value
  • Process Action Post Login: False
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  • Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
  • Value: {A0C69A99-21C8-4671-8703-7934162FCF1D}
  • Data: \\Your_Server\Share\%username%\Music
  • Description: Music in User's Files

5) Documents

  • Filter: Windows 10
  • Action: Add Value
  • Process Action Post Login: False
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  • Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
  • Value: {F42EE2D3-909F-4907-8871-4C22FC0BF756}
  • Data: \\Your_Server\Share\%username%\Documents
  • Description: Documents in User's Files

6) Downloads

  • Filter: Windows 10
  • Action: Add Value
  • Process Action Post Login: False
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  • Data Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
  • Value: {7D83EE9B-2244-4E70-B1F5-5393042AF1E4}
  • Data: \\Your_Server\Share\%username%\Downloads
  • Description: Downloads in User's Files
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