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Windows 7: Any interest in an easy way to move your profile?

25 Mar 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
Any interest in an easy way to move your profile?

When I wanted to move some user profiles-lock,stock, and barrel, including AppData-I had to do some legwork. Have now moved admin accounts and user accounts from C to D, thus freeing jp much space on the C.

If interested, reply to this post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2010   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Why not set down and write a tutorial on how you went about doing it and then post in the tutorial sections of the forums. Thanks in advance it you decide to do so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2010   #3


+ 1 A tutorial is a good idea if you have the time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Mar 2010   #4


Please do so, and post a link to the tutorial when you've finished.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7

a tutorial will be nice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate X64

All in favor say 'AYE'
AYE ..'aye wish I'd seen this post about 2 hrs sooner...been tryin to do just that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

To all:
I'm still doing some testing. I had a problem on my laptop and I'm not sure of the source yet. I need to do some further testing to make sure that the cure is not worse than the disease (or at least not the cause thereof).

Let's see if I can find the URLs upon which I based my redirection. Oh yes, if you google for Junction Link Magic then be sure to use the url to the Reckenwonder site.

OK didn't find them but will try to relocate them.

As a side line, Windows 7 Backup and Recovery has saved me more than once. This feature of Win7 is much more flexible than some would ever believe.
On that topic, here is a url which will give you a brief intro to Win7's Backup and Restore capabilities.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

To all:

Ok. I've located one of the URLs.

If you read the blog there, then be sure to read thru all of the comments. You will find that there are those reporting success and those reporting failure. If you decide to experiment with moving your profile, then first, use Win7 Backup and Restore to 100% backup up everything, including a system image backup. That system image backup will be a lifesaver.

How to Move your Windows User Profile to another Drive | Core Dump
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2010   #9


Read the article, and honestly, I have to ask the question why go through all of that? A user profile that is that large I would think most of that stuff is documents, pictures, etc.

Just offload the files or start saving directly to another drive like an external or internal. I just don't see the value in going through all of that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Separate restore/backups for your system and for your data are a convenience.

A backup of 30G (and consequent restore) of 30G is faster, easier than backup/restore of 300 or 3000 G. There are many factors to be weighed when configuring, backing up and restoring system. No one shoe fits all feet.

For my needs, and the needs of many, having the boot-system partition separate from the data partition(s) is a definite advantage, and sometimes a necessity.

The procedure for moving the majority of your user profile folders to another drive has already been well-documented by Brink in a tutorial on that subject. However, the procedure for moving an entire profile-with all folders-in its entirety to another drive is a more arduous procedure.
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