Add folder targets

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

A folder target is the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path of a shared folder or another namespace that is associated with a folder in a namespace. Adding multiple folder targets increases the availability of the folder in the namespace.

To add a folder target

To add a folder target by using DFS Management, use the following procedure:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.

  2. In the console tree, under the Namespaces node, right-click a folder, and then click Add Folder Target.

  3. Type the path to the folder target, or click Browse to locate the folder target.

  4. If the folder is replicated using DFS Replication, you can specify whether to add the new folder target to the replication group.


To add a folder target by using Windows PowerShell, use the New-DfsnFolderTarget cmdlet. The DFSN Windows PowerShell module was introduced in Windows Server 2012.


Folders can contain folder targets or other DFS folders, but not both, at the same level in the folder hierarchy.

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