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Moving media folders in Windows 10 to my various user shares. Access denied?!


tuxflux

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So I just set up my first Unraid box. After a lengthy preclear, my disks are mounted and I'm starting to move things over. Good stuff.

 

I just formatted and installed a fresh version of Windows on my main workstation. It has a 250 GB SSD and various random physical drives that will be refurbished once the files have been moved over to the server.

 

The Windows 10 "media" folders, like Downloads, Music, Videos, etc, are still in their usual default locations on C:\Users. Whenever I've done a fresh Windows install in the past, I've moved the folder location to whatever folder contained that data on another disk. Now that the server is up, I obviously want to point it to the correct share and folder

 

In the attached image, you can see my folder structure. I've mapped the main shares as network drives for easier access. However, when I try to change the location via Properties -> Location, I get the attached error message that access is denied. I've tried giving it the drive letter location of the network drive, and the straight up \\Servername\Sharename\foldername\. Same result.

 

I have read and write access as far as I know and can tell. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm at a loss and searching here in the forum or on Google have yielded no decent results. Would appreciate any help.

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...The Windows 10 "media" folders, like Downloads, Music, Videos, etc, are still in their usual default locations on C:\Users. Whenever I've done a fresh Windows install in the past, I've moved the folder location to whatever folder contained that data on another disk. Now that the server is up, I obviously want to point it to the correct share and folder

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Interesting that I have never heard of anyone trying to do something so obvious.

 

Try googling "windows library network path". I saw a number of results that indicate that Windows doesn't do this by default but maybe you can make it work with some tweaking. Also seems like some of the solutions may have undesired side effects with unRAID, in particular letting Windows index the files on your server.

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By using your search suggestion, I found an article for Windows 7. It clearly gives instructions for how you can map it to a network drive, so it must be a Unix/SMB issue where the permissions don't match when system tries to move the folder and not the user.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/redirect-folder-new-location#1TC=windows-7

 

Seems like it's more trouble than it's worth. I removed the folders from File Explorer via the registry and plan on including them in a library instead. You don't really the need user folders anyway.

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I have a domain set up in my network and have folder redirection configured  this is basically the same thing I think your trying to accomplish. I know there are some difficulties when the folder your moving a is a part of a "libraries" collection. As you said, index also presents issues. Also I don't know if you use Steam but I do and I have had issues with several games that done support unc file paths. This cause games and potentially programs from not being able to save information correctly to places like the documents folder. I think your better off not redirecting them to shares.

 

Just my 2 cents.

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