Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Group Policy includes the Folders preference extension. For computers or users, this extension allows you to:
Create a folder and configure its attributes.
Modify a folder and configure its attributes.
Delete a folder and its contents.
Delete a folder only if it is empty.
Delete all files within a folder (such as a temporary files folder) without deleting the folder.
Delete all files within a folder without deleting subfolders.
To configure individual files rather than folders, see Files Extension.
You can create and configure Folder preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:
Computer Configuration or User Configuration
** └ Preferences**
** └ Windows Settings**
** └ Folders**
For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: