User shares is now called "My Documents", how do i get usernames back again ?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by wolfen, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. wolfen

    wolfen MDL Novice

    Jan 27, 2010
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    Hi all

    We have upgraded servers to 2008R2 and almost all user shares now is named My Documents.
    I want them back with users logon names as it used to..
    Any tips ?
     
  2. jackmonter5

    jackmonter5 MDL Senior Member

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    search and delete desktop.ini
     
  3. wolfen

    wolfen MDL Novice

    Jan 27, 2010
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    Thnx, i'll test it on monday and i guess you meant i should delete it on the file server.
     
  4. wolfen

    wolfen MDL Novice

    Jan 27, 2010
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    Oops, i forgot this one until i had a new problem with one user.. :)

    Wow.. we have way to many users and too many my documents folders.. :)
    Is there a smart way to delete all desktop.ini files on users folder on server ?
    brainstorming empty brain now :D
     
  5. dafob

    dafob MDL Novice

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    The problem I found w/ this approach is that the desktop.ini will eventually get recreated again. I've yet to find a good solution to this problem, but a simple workaround is to add a new view column called "Filename".

    1. View -> Add columns -> Choose columns... -> tick "Filename" -> OK.
    2. Drag this new Filename column and make it the first column. Now you can see all the folder names again, regardless of whether the Desktop.ini file is present or not.