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Windows 7: Local or Roaming Profile?

13 May 2016   #1
RWB

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Local or Roaming Profile?

I'm creating a 2nd User acct, haven't done this in awhile and not real sure about some logistics thereof.
In the User Acct setup I noticed an option to make a User Acct either Local or Roaming. I have a peer to peer workgroup of 3 nodes in my home (no server). When I look on my C drive in the Users folder, I see my user acct folders I've been using for sometime and inside it's folder structure it has both a Local and a Roaming folder ? As in C:\Users\UserMe\AppData\Local\
and also, C:\Users\UserMe\AppData\Roaming\

(1) I assume my (or any) profile can only be one or the other at a time ?

(2) How can I tell if my current profile is Local or Roaming ?

(3) What exactly is the difference of the two ?
(3b) and in essence when would I need whichever ?


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14 May 2016   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

You want Local as Roaming is not pertaining to those folders those are slightly different. Roaming is for a profile that sits on a server on a Domain and when you log off everything is redirected to it.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx
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14 May 2016   #3
RWB

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
You want Local as Roaming is not pertaining to those folders those are slightly different. Roaming is for a profile that sits on a server on a Domain and when you log off everything is redirected to it.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx
Thank you for the reply. I understand it better now. If you don't have a server then you probably don't need roaming User acct setup.
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14 May 2016   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yup that is correct.
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