The Root Folder value controls where ReCrystallize Server looks for your Crystal Reports .rpt files. It also controls the default folder opened in Folder View. If this value is empty, the Reports folder beneath the ReCrystallizeServer folder is used.
If a network folder on a different server is used, the ReCrystallizeServer Application Pool in IIS must have its Identity set to a domain / Active Directory user account that has access to read files in the network location. See the Special Situations section in this document for additional information.
Changing the Allow Absolute Paths setting will allow passing in a full pathname (such as c:\Windows\Data) to the viewfolder.aspx page and will display folder contents. When this setting is false, the viewfolder.aspx page will ignore absolute paths beginning with a drive letter and display the Report Root folder instead.