Profile Management

Enable large file handling

Large files existing in a profile are a common reason for a slow logon or logoff. Citrix provides an option to redirect large files to the user store. This option eliminates the need to synchronize those files over the network.

To enable large file handling in group policy, do the following:

  1. Under Profile Management, open the File system folder.
  2. Double-click the Large File Handling - Files to be created as symbolic links policy.
  3. Specify files to be handled.

To enable large file handling in the UPMPolicyDefaults_all.ini file, do the following:

  1. Add the [LargeFileHandlingList] section in the .ini file.
  2. Specify files to be handled under that section.

You can use wildcards in policies that refer to files. For example, !ctx_localappdata!\Microsoft\Outlook\*.ost

Make sure that these files are not added to the exclusion list from Citrix Profile Management.


Some applications do not allow concurrent file access. Citrix recommends that you take application behavior into consideration when you define your large file handling policy.

Citrix recommends that you apply Microsoft security update MS15-090. As a general security practice, make sure that you keep your Microsoft Windows systems updated.

Enable large file handling