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When a user logs in they have a blank favorites section in Windows Explorer

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 5.5

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: August 30, 2013


Problem:

On our floating Win-7 desktops when a user logs in they have a blank favorites section in Windows Explorer. This is the section that usually has links to desktop, downloads etc.
 
Symptoms:

Missing (Default) Windows Explorer favorites:

Example:

favorites.jpg
 
 
 

Possible Resolution(s):

Step 1) Edit "Windows Explorer" ruleset and add following line: 

Operation: Merge
Folder: User Profile
Path: Links
 
Example:
favorites-links.jpg

Save

Step 2) Verify that within "Portability Settings" "Apply FIlesystem Rules" is selected.

Example:
Files.jpg

Save, Update, Download the ProfileUnity default configuration (.ini)

Step 3) Restore default favorites on user's desktop:

Option A) After user logs in. The user must right click on "Favorites" select "Restore favorite links"

 
LM-View_5.jpg\

 

Option B) Configure ProfileUnity Application Launcher to run and restore favorites for the user:

  • Filespec: C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
  • Arguments: /C regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:U shell32.dll
Example:
AppLauncher2.jpg

Save, Update, Download the ProfileUnity default configuration (.ini)

Note: This rule (Option B) should be disabled after all user's favorites are reset to default. Also any subsequent logins will save (step 1+2) user's favorite links.

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