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Windows 7: All Users Default Path is root D: - help

13 Apr 2014   #1
Dogway

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 
All Users Default Path is root D: - help

Hello, I don't know why but when I install something that points to All Users, a public folder is created at root D:\. I edited my Win7 Image to make it unattended and automate a few things inside, but I didn't do anything strange. Anyways reinstall Win7 is not an option, I would like to know how to change default All Users path. Moving the folder with the "Location" tab doesn't change the behavior.


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13 Apr 2014   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Sounds very strange if only the Public folder is relocated. You can relocate the whole Users folder with <FolderLocations> tags in settings pass OobeSystem in answer file, for instance this would put the main user profile folder in D: with a new default location D:\Users:
Code:
<FolderLocations>
     <ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
</FolderLocations>
But the thing is, this would move the whole Users folder, not only the Public folder under it. These tags cannot be used to move a single folder under Users, all or nothing policy applies here.

Do you still have the answer file you used? If so, please zip it and upload here, I will check it to see what's done and if it's easily reverted.

Kari
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13 Apr 2014   #3
Dogway

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 

That's actually what I did, I set my user profile on D:\Profiles, and my admin profile is there inside Users, but when it comes to All Users (some programs want to put something there) it goes to root D: (Public Images, Public Documents, etc). I don't know why. Maybe it might be hard coded somewhere in registry, I hope.
Here is my answer file.


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