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Windows 7: New to Win7 move User profiles or use Libraries?

13 Aug 2010   #1
Dick Jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
New to Win7 move User profiles or use Libraries?

I have just upgraded from Vista where we had two user account profiles on the D partition, as I recall, Vista prompted me to set it up this way initially. I got used to using this method, as my single hdd is divided into two partitions, C for the OS and D for Data. I did a new clean install of Windows 7 into a C partition which is I think 100GB is size, and there is a D partition which is empty and is around 400GB.

I have been reading how to move the user profiles to the D drive but it seems too confusing (at least more confusing than in Vista). So I thought about maybe using the library feature if that is what MS has intended it to be used for. But it looks like the C drive would still continue to be used for user data. IF that is so, what I am supposed to fill the D drive with, or how am I to fill it? I would like to begin migrating my iTunes back from my external hdd, and want to be sure to put it in the right place, but with at least 45GB of media there alone, the C drive will quickly fill up.

What do you guys, the experts, recommend and how are your systems set up? Thanks.


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13 Aug 2010   #2
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

No need to move the entire profile...you can edit the properties of the documents, pictures, videos, etc. folders and point them to anywhere you want. The OS will do the moving for you. Application settings, etc. will remain on the C: drive.

Libraries isn't a replacement for the user folders, but is a handy organizational tool.
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13 Aug 2010   #3
Dick Jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Would that work for the desktops as well? I see the option to change locations for the media folders, etc..., and I am thinking of doing this, but I also like to download apps and files to the desktop a lot. Does anyone like to use the libraries this way and have any tips for setting up something logical? My biggest concern I guess right now is iTunes migration going smoothly. Thanks.
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