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Redirected Favorite Links do not work correctly on a Windows Vista-based or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer

You use a new domain user account to log on to a Windows Vista-based computer or on to a Windows Server 2008-based computer. Then, the Favorite Links list (%Userprofile%\Links) is unexpectedly empty. Additionally, a copy of the folder is created instead of a shortcut, when you drag a folder into the Favorite Links list.

This issue occurs when the following conditions are true:

  • On a Windows Server 2008-based computer, the Windows Vista theme is enabled.
  • The default user profile is customized by using the Copy To option before you create the new user account.
    Note: The Copy To option is located under Advanced system information.
  • The Links folder is redirected to a Network share.
  • The Move the contents of Links to the new location option is disabled in the folder redirection Group Policy settings for the Links folder.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB976919.

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