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ACA_DocFolder What is that !?

    Question

  • Hi

    this is so wired and i never faced it before!!

    recently i noticed that every file i DL from internet doesn't save into my Desktop (even though i set Dl manager to save there).

    when i go to my user profile desktop folder (Mahdi/Desktop) i see my file is sitting there but in my actual desktop screen the file isn't shown...

    after uninstalling some programs that i doubt them, i saw no change.

    tonight after i wanted to save a file in desktop suddenly i noticed something, the file saved in "H:\ACA_DocFolder\Mahdi\Desktop", windows is installed in "C" drive, i've never changed my profile address.

    searched this "ACA_DocFolder"in google and just found an Arabic irrelative webpage !

    Can anyone help me here? what's going on? (there is no virus/malware and... on my system cause i've a good AV and FW)

    Thanks


    MCP#3314468 MCSA:Security, MCSE:Security
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:52 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    As I understand that your profile was redirected to H:\ drive. Did you configure any folder redirection option before? Please go to the following registry location:

     

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

     

    Check the Default, Public, ProfileDirectory keys and see if the paths are navigated to H:\ACA_DocFolder\.

     

    If so, change them back to the following values:

     

    Default:  %SystemDrive%\Users\Default

    Public:   %SystemDrive%\Users\Public

    ProfileDirectory: %SystemDrive%\Users

     

    Then log off. From this point on, any new user logged in to this computer will have a new user profile that’s located in the new location.

     

    In order to prohibit user from redirecting any profile folders, please enable the following Group Policy:

     

    1)    Type: GPedit.msc in Start Search box.

    2)    Open Local Group Policy Editor and navigate to the following path:

     

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Desktop

     

    Find the entry “Prohibit User from manually redirecting Profile Folders” and enable it.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale


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    Friday, September 24, 2010 2:36 AM
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All replies

  • Hi

    I don't recognise that folder name?

    You might want to right click that folder and open Properties. Check the time and date that it was created to see if this provides any information.

    It may also be associated with some type of file sharing website?

    Regards,

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 10:35 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi

    I don't recognise that folder name?

    You might want to right click that folder and open Properties. Check the time and date that it was created to see if this provides any information.

    It may also be associated with some type of file sharing website?

    Regards,

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Creation date is Sep 7 2010 and it's not associated with a website

    MCP#3314468 MCSA:Security, MCSE:Security
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:08 AM
  • Creation date is Sep 7 2010 and it's not associated with a website

    MCP#3314468 MCSA:Security, MCSE:Security

    Hi

    Does that date mean anything to you? Maybe a date when you installed a program?

    What do you use the H: Drive for?

    Is there any sub-folders under that folder?

    Does that folder contain all of the files that are on your actual Desktop?

    Let us know.

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:36 AM
    Moderator
  • Creation date is Sep 7 2010 and it's not associated with a website

    MCP#3314468 MCSA:Security, MCSE:Security

    Hi

    Does that date mean anything to you? Maybe a date when you installed a program?

    What do you use the H: Drive for?

    Is there any sub-folders under that folder?

    Does that folder contain all of the files that are on your actual Desktop?

    Let us know.

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP


    No it doesn't remind me anything ! no new or special installation on that date.

    "H" is an extra drive to store my usual files (not system nor partition).

    in "H" i've:

    ACA_DocFolder > Mahdi

    and inside "Mahdi" i've:

    Desktop
    Documents
    Favorites
    SystemTemp
    Temp
    Templates

    it seems it contains all my desktop files

     


    MCP#3314468 MCSA:Security, MCSE:Security
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:12 AM
  • Hi,

     

    As I understand that your profile was redirected to H:\ drive. Did you configure any folder redirection option before? Please go to the following registry location:

     

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

     

    Check the Default, Public, ProfileDirectory keys and see if the paths are navigated to H:\ACA_DocFolder\.

     

    If so, change them back to the following values:

     

    Default:  %SystemDrive%\Users\Default

    Public:   %SystemDrive%\Users\Public

    ProfileDirectory: %SystemDrive%\Users

     

    Then log off. From this point on, any new user logged in to this computer will have a new user profile that’s located in the new location.

     

    In order to prohibit user from redirecting any profile folders, please enable the following Group Policy:

     

    1)    Type: GPedit.msc in Start Search box.

    2)    Open Local Group Policy Editor and navigate to the following path:

     

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Desktop

     

    Find the entry “Prohibit User from manually redirecting Profile Folders” and enable it.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, September 24, 2010 2:36 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    All values r the same as u said (they've never changed!!)


    MCP#3314468 MCSA:Security, MCSE:Security
    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:29 AM