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Published on 05.26.09 by Brent Trahan

Use Localized Subfolder Names when Redirecting Start Menu and My Documents

Learn how to use localized subfolder names when redirecting Start Menu and My Documents in Windows 7.

This policy setting allows the administrator to define whether Folder Redirection should use localized names for the All Programs, Startup, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos subfolders when redirecting the parent Start Menu and legacy My Documents folder respectively.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows Vista and Windows 7 will use localized folder names for these subfolders when redirecting the Start Menu or legacy My Documents folder.

If you disable or not configure this policy setting, Windows Vista and Windows 7 will use the standard English names for these subfolders when redirecting the Start Menu or legacy My Documents folder.

Note: This policy is valid only on Windows Vista and Windows 7 when it processes a legacy redirection policy already deployed for these folders in your existing localized environment.

Use Localized Subfolder Names when Redirecting Start Menu and My Documents

  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, System, and then select Folder Redirection in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Use localized subfolder names when redirecting Start Menu and My Documents in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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