Folder Redirection versus User Profile Directory

These can be confusing as both can be used to manage user-dependent files. In most cases, a combination of Folder Redirection and User Profile Directory maintenance will be necessary. For example, an application or application plug-in may need some configuration settings from the local User Profile, but you want to store the user settings on a network drive at logoff for security reasons. Define the file containing the user settings as an object at Composition > Actions By Type > Files and Folders > User Profile Directory. Redirect the AppData folder to a network drive via Composition > Actions By Type > Files and Folders > Folder redirection. This way, the application can start up and the user settings are stored safely.