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Windows 7: moving all user account profile folder from the C:\ to another inWin10

22 Jun 2016   #1
Hadramawt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
moving all user account profile folder from the C:\ to another inWin10

Hi,
First of all: I am familiar with that my thread should have been asked in the Win 10 Forum. However, since I don't like now to sign up a new account in Win 10 Forum and also this thread is related to both systems Win 7 and Win 10, I posted my thread here.


Then,
I always prefer this partition setup:
First HDD:
- C for the OS
- D recovery partition (often hidden)
- E for personal files (so you have to move your special folders 'Documents, Pictures, Downloads etc. there and preferably your mail etc. Anything that can change on a daily basis).

- I was having Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed on C:
- In windows 7, I moved all existing user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users) in both the Windows explorer and in the registry. by following the Brink's explanation

- By following Brink's explanation, I moved all newly created user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users)

- I moved public user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users)

- I was working well with this partition setup.
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- However, I have now installed a new fresh of Windows 10 Home 64-bit in-place the old Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(in the C partition).
My question is: Can I do the same thing with the Windows 10?


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24 Jun 2016   #2
Hadramawt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Could anyone please reply to me?
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25 Jun 2016   #3
derekimo

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25 Jun 2016   #4
Hadramawt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Thanks a lot,

NOTE: I want to edit the Registry to move all user account profile folders. I really did that in Windows 7 and it worked well with me. But with Windows 10, I don't know if it could work or not

This is my saying in the technique: Split your main hard drive into two partitions ...
"C:" for your system and "D:" (or another letter) for your 'special folders'.



Important: I don't only want to move each of these folders individually:

Documents
Downloads
Desktop
Pictures
Videos
Contacts
Favorites
Links
Music

Dropbox, SkyDrive, GoogDrive and son..

Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail



Instead of that, I want to move all the folders(personal stuff) of all the user accounts all together into a data partition.(D)

As a result, I am expecting that the solution is to make another partition other than Windows partition(C). After that, I will go to 'Regedit' and move all the user accounts into new location.
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25 Jun 2016   #5
derekimo

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I've asked the author of that tutorial to look at your thread, I can't help you with that myself.

He knows everything about that stuff.
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26 Jun 2016   #6
Kari

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The method told in tutorial Derekimo mentioned above moves the complete Users folder, everything in it including the folders you want to move but also user profile related system folders like AppData, all its subfolders including Temp and so on. Everything saved in any user folder will then be automatically saved to new location. This applies to all existing and new users; when a new user account will be created, the storage location of this user's folders will by default be the new location,

The registry method you have used in Windows 7 is no longer needed in Windows 10. If you only want to move documents, pictures and such to another drive instead of moving the whole main profile folder Users, you can now do it from Settings app. This method requires it to be done separately to every user. See this tutorial on our sister site Ten Forums: Storage Save Locations - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari
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28 Jun 2016   #7
Hadramawt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
The method told in tutorial Derekimo mentioned above moves the complete Users folder, everything in it including the folders you want to move but also user profile related system folders like AppData, all its subfolders including Temp and so on. Everything saved in any user folder will then be automatically saved to new location. This applies to all existing and new users; when a new user account will be created, the storage location of this user's folders will by default be the new location,

The registry method you have used in Windows 7 is no longer needed in Windows 10. If you only want to move documents, pictures and such to another drive instead of moving the whole main profile folder Users, you can now do it from Settings app. This method requires it to be done separately to every user. See this tutorial on our sister site Ten Forums: Storage Save Locations - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari
Thanks a lot Kari for your response to this thread of mine.
I Want to Move all Users Profile Folders to another Location in Windows 10. So, I think I'll need to do registry method as you sated in your tutorial.
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