Or you could just append ".old" or something similar to name of the existing folder. That should have the same effect as copying it elsewhere and you won't lose track of where you copied the original files to. Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon Energy Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 | http://www.dvn.com <http://www.dvn.com/> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cruz, Jerome L Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 10:26 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: My Documents folder redirection It's been our experience that if the network side of the 'My Documents' folder already exists, then the permissions are already configured on that folder (the system will not try to 'reset' them afterwards). You'd have to first copy the contents elsewhere (Do No Harm), delete the current network side folder structure, and then allow the client device to recreate the structure properly. If necessary, then again copy (Do No Harm) the contents that were earlier set aside into the new folder structure. After the customer was satisfied that the data was correctly restored and folder redirection was working properly, THEN remove the backed contents of that users data (personally, I'd wait a week minimum before cleaning up). Jerry Cruz | Group Policies Product Manager | Windows Infrastructure Architecture | CNO | Boeing IT From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:59 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: My Documents folder redirection There could be a number of different causes for your problem. Most of the time it is how you've setup security on your network share or wherever you're redirecting to, and it sounds like it may be the case in your situation. Suggest you read the Security Recommendations for Folder Redirection <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736916.aspx> guidelines on MSDN and make sure you have your root permissions setup correctly. There is a ton of other information related to Folder Redirection on there as well. Not sure about your issue regarding redirection when a "My Documents" folder already exists, but I wouldn't think that should be a problem. If it is it could again be related to security but I'm not positive about that. Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon Energy Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 | http://www.dvn.com <http://www.dvn.com/> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dave Palombi Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:35 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] My Documents folder redirection Hello, I am having issues with my testing of my documents folder redirection. Everything works if I select the option to grant user exclusive rights to the my documents folder. If I deselect this then the GPO does not work. Also, if there is a my documents folder where the folder is suppose to be relocated then it will not apply. How would you go abouts refreshing PC's if this is the case? Thanks for all your help Dave ________________________________ Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments are intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential, and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, retransmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of all or any portion of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail, and delete this message and any attachments from your system.