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Windows 7: How To Change Users Directory Default Location?


26 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How To Change Users Directory Default Location?

I tried changing the location of a user's profile and it worked thanks to an article from this swebsite, but I deleted the whole user because I want to move the Users Directory all at once instead (from C to D for example). Is there a way to do so?
I found a website that explains how but it wasn't clear and had no screenshots so I got stuck on the second step.
That's the website:
Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

Thank you.




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26 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello iwind,

The best option for this would be to use OPTION TWO in that tutorial you mentioned below first. Afterwards, create yourself a new administator account that will be created in the new location automatically. Once you log in to the new account, copy what you want (ex: shortcuts, music, pics, etc...) from the old account, you can delete the old account.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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