Windows 7 Documents Library Redirection to network share

In Windows 7 Professional RTM 32-bit, how can you redirect the documents folder on the start menu to a network share eg. \\servername1\shared? You used to be able to do this on Windows Vista but I am unable to add this share to the new Documents Library. I was able to add the folder once I made it available offline, but I do not want my files stored locally. Is there a way to remove the Documents Library shortcut on the start menu and replace it with the old Documents shortcut found in Vista?
Jimmy
 

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Last updated July 27, 2018 Views 80,580 Applies to:
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The Documents link points to your Documents library.

It sounds like you would do one of two things:

1) Add a folder on a network drive to your Documents library, so that you may view your My Documents, Public Documents, and \\servername1\shared in one place.
- As you pointed out, you can make it available offline, thus caching the files locally and enabling them to be indexed. If you don't want them cached locally you will need to have them indexed on the server as mentioned above.

2) Redirect your My Documents folder to a network location. Note that this will replace your local My Documents with one stored remotely. You will only be able to access your My Documents unless you make it available offline. Changes you make will sync up to the server whenever the connection is available.


Note that the Documents link in the Start Menu will always go to your Documents library, which can consist of both local and remote locations.

Hope this helps.




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