Exclude symbolic link offline sync

Antonello Moneta 0 Reputation points
2023-01-21T18:05:55.6866667+00:00

Hello,

I have some trouble with offline redirected folders when its contain symbolic links. In my case I saw that windows sync also the files and folders linked in the symbolic link, and I would like to know if there is posible exclude the content of symbolic links from the offline syncronization.

Thank you.

Regards.

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,971 Reputation points
    2023-01-23T16:48:54.9766667+00:00

    Hello Antonello Moneta,

    Yes, you can control this through Registry change, or deploying a Registry rule through GPO.

    The registry paths and values are:

    General:

    Registry Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    Registry Path Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS

    Value Name SymLinkState

    Value Type REG_DWORD

    Enabled Value 1

    Disabled Value 0

    By type:

    Local Link to Local Target

    Registry Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    Registry Path Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS

    Value Name SymlinkLocalToLocalEvaluation

    Value Type REG_DWORD

    Default Value 0

    True Value 1

    False Value 0

    Local Link to a Remote Target

    Registry Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    Registry Path Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS

    Value Name SymlinkLocalToRemoteEvaluation

    Value Type REG_DWORD

    Default Value 0

    True Value 1

    False Value 0

    Remote Link to Remote Target

    Registry Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    Registry Path Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS

    Value Name SymlinkRemoteToRemoteEvaluation

    Value Type REG_DWORD

    Default Value 0

    True Value 1

    False Value 0

    Remote Link to Local Target

    Registry Hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    Registry Path Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS

    Value Name SymlinkRemoteToLocalEvaluation

    Value Type REG_DWORD

    Default Value 0

    True Value 1

    False Value 0

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