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Windows 7: Is there a way to link my entire C:/users folder to another drive?

19 Aug 2012   #1
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 
Is there a way to link my entire C:/users folder to another drive?

Is there a method to link my entire C:/users folder to another drive with out the need to reinstall anything and have things work perfectly as the way they were? What I want is all the read and writes to be done on another drive.


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19 Aug 2012   #2
derekimo

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

This should help you out,

User Folders - Change Default Location
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19 Aug 2012   #3
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Just to verify the above method moves all the user files including those that are in /appdata and would not need any registry editing nor any reinstallation ?

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From what I understand this is just for music and my documents, which has a selection for target location, What Im looking for is the entire C:/users to be moved,accessed and written on another drive which includes /appdata
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19 Aug 2012   #4
derekimo

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Then this is probably what you want,

User Profile - Change Default Location

Notice the red warning box under option one.
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20 Aug 2012   #5
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Needs a reinstall, maybe some sort of system linking can work ?
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20 Aug 2012   #6
derekimo

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What needs a reinstall? Your system or that method?

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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20 Aug 2012   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Map a network drive.
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20 Aug 2012   #8
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
What needs a reinstall? Your system or that method?

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
The methods posted, I already have everything installed and I'm wondering if its possible to relocate the C:/users ( all if its contents including appdata ) to another partition with out the need for reinstalling my apps/OS.
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