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Windows 7: Moving user folders; User picture error

31 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Moving user folders; User picture error

Hi all,

I am trying to move my users, and all future users folders (i.e. documents, desktop, appdata etc) from my SSD to a regular HD.

I followed a few tutorials and moved each folder by right clicking it and clicking the "Move" button on the location tab

After that, I editted the keys here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

To use the HD. I also copied over the folders "Default", "Public", and "UpdatusUser" to the new location.

After restarting my computer everything works but my user has no picture. If I try and change the picture no pictures come up to be selected.

Have I missed a registry key or something? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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02 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums MDGM. Did you follow this tutorial:

User Profile - Change Default Location

Or something else? A Guy
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03 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I did use that guide but found it led to more problems than it solved so I found a technique on LifeHacker and paraphrased it more simply here:

Move All User Folders to Another Hard Drive – Windows 7 > How - To @

Thanks for your help.
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