Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Group Policy includes the Files preference extension. For computers or users, this extension allows you to:
Copy a file (or multiple files in one folder) to a new location and then configure the attributes of those files. New subfolders are created as necessary.
Delete a file (or multiple files in one folder) and replace it with a copy of a file from a source folder.
Modify the attributes of a file (or multiple files in one folder).
Delete a file (or multiple files in one folder).
Modify the attributes of, replace, or delete all files with a particular extension in one folder.
Modify the attributes of, replace, or delete all files in a particular folder.
|To configure folders rather than individual files, see Folders Extension.|
You can create and configure File 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
└ Windows Settings
For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: