Reversing Folder Redirection

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 16 June 2005 / Last Updated on 16 June 2005]

Careful planning makes it easy to reverse folder redirection later on.

Say you use Group Policy redirect My Documents folders to a file server on your network. Then later on you change your mind and you want to undo this and have My Documents redirected back to client machines. Simply deleting the GPO or unlinking it from the OU where the user accounts reside isn’t sufficient, you’ll have to actually reverse the setting in the GPO that makes redirection happen—unless you were smart enough to select the “Redirect the folder back to the local user profile location when policy is removed” when you originally configured redirection.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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