Hello. I have been running a system with an SSD as my boot drive, and a junction pointing to a User folder on a HDD. This was working flawlessly.
Yesterday I was having problems with my audio, and since the system was still on warranty, I contacted Dell support. The person there eventually took control of my machine and tried several things with the audio drivers
, to no avail. He then decided to restore to a point a couple of days earlier. Disaster ensued.
When rebooting after the restore, I received the "Temporary User Profile" message. The restore had corrupted my user account is some way. Since then I have tried many suggestions to correct the problem. The latest was to create a new account and, while still in the administrator account (so there was no User folder yet for the new account), create a junction between C:\Users\newaccount and F:\Users\newaccount, where I had copied the files from the corrupt user account, following instructions from Microsoft's site.
The junction was successfully created. There is now a junction labeled "newaccount" in C:\Users, and when I open that junction in Explorer, I see the contents of F:\Users\newaccount. This looks exactly like the arrangement I had with my old user account before it was corrupted.
However, when I log out of the administrator account and into Newuser, the system creates another new account named Newuser-computername, where computername is the name assigned to the PC when installing Windows 7. The junction that created the C:\Users\newaccount is apparently ignored. The login screen accepts Newuser as the account name, but it dows not seem to be using that account. It certainly is not accessing the account info pointed to by the junction.
All of my files, desktop, documents, etc. are still on my F: drive. In fact there are now two copies, since I copied them into the Newaccount folder.
Is there any way to make a user account (new or existing) on my SDD see and use an existing user folder on my HDD?