Learn how to prohibit a user from manually redirecting a profile folder in Windows 7.
By default, a user can change the location of their individual profile folders like Documents, Music etc. by typing a new path in the Locations tab of the folder’s Properties dialog box.
If you enable this setting, users are unable to type a new location in the Target box.
Prohibit User from Manually Redirecting Profile Folders
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Desktop in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Prohibit User from manually redirecting Profile Folders in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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