I wish to partition my rebuilt PC into C: (OS only), D: (games and utilities), and E: (data) drives, my intention being to make future upgrades or OS reinstalls easier. (The machine currently only has one HDD.)
Therefore I want to move C:\users to the E:\ partition. I've already searched for ways to do this and there are seemingly three ways of going about it:
1. Change the value in My Documents->Properties->Location tab as described here: Move Your Data to a Safer, Separate Partition in Windows 7 | PCWorld
2. Change the value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
as described here: http://www.windows7hacker.com/index....-in-windows-7/
3. Leaving C:\users where it is and using a symbolic link to E:\users as described here: Move the Users Directory in Windows 7
Is there a consensus on the 'best' method for doing this? If not, what are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the above methods?
Thanks for any advice.