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Published on 05.20.09 by Brent Trahan

Prohibit User from Manually Redirecting Profile Folders

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

  1. 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.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Desktop in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Prohibit User from manually redirecting Profile Folders in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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