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Windows 7: the system and data partition


30 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
the system and data partition

HI

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and saw that the users private and public data are still saved in the C:\Users of the system partition.

So, I'm looking for a specific guide for Windows 7 that separates the system partition from the users private and public data, saved in another partition on the same disk. In addition, private data created during the creation of new accounts (including the Administrator account) must be saved directly in the other partition.

In other words, in the C:\Users directory, the All Users, Default and Default User diirectories must only remain and its must to be fully functional.

THANKS

BYE

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30 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It is possible to move the entire Users folder to a different drive/partition.

It can only be done at install time by creating an Autounattend.xml file on a USB drive as you install. (I assume the same can be done for Windows 7, but I don't know).

This switch does it. Google Autounattend.xml for details on creating it.
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
</FolderLocations>

If you wan't to avoid a reinstall, you could also simply right click on each folder in your user directory, Desktop, Downloads, My Pictures etc. - go to Properties, then the Location tab and the rest says itself But that of course wont change the hidden appdata folder + possibly other directories, so don't go ahead on attempting to delete that folder after you change the location But good luck!
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30 Dec 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amivit View Post
It is possible to move the entire Users folder to a different drive/partition.

It can only be done at install time by creating an Autounattend.xml file on a USB drive as you install. (I assume the same can be done for Windows 7, but I don't know).

This switch does it. Google Autounattend.xml for details on creating it.
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
</FolderLocations>

If you wan't to avoid a reinstall, you could also simply right click on each folder in your user directory, Desktop, Downloads, My Pictures etc. - go to Properties, then the Location tab and the rest says itself But that of course wont change the hidden appdata folder + possibly other directories, so don't go ahead on attempting to delete that folder after you change the location But good luck!
Before you try anything make sure that you have a good back up of the OS. Many posters have come here because of tweeks gone bad, without back up.
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30 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Before you try anything make sure that you have a good back up of the OS. Many posters have come here because of tweeks gone bad, without back up.
Real men never backup, they get it right the first attempt
(um, ofc you should always backup :P)
Btw, are you the same Richard from tweaks.com/forum/ ?
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30 Dec 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amivit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Before you try anything make sure that you have a good back up of the OS. Many posters have come here because of tweeks gone bad, without back up.
Real men never backup, they get it right the first attempt
(um, ofc you should always backup :P)
Btw, are you the same Richard from tweaks.com/forum/ ?
No I am not. You can find me only here. I am the original and the best.
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30 Dec 2009   #6

win 7
 
 

Could some expound. I'm the one who posted about my 40 gig Windows 7 C drive totally filled up when I transfered Amazon mp3 files from my xp system to an Asus all in one eee ET2002 which has a 40GigWin7 partitition & a 200 Gig data partition. Is 40 Gigs enough for an operating system? It seems pretty small. When I (the first & only time) transfered my mp3 files in-they ended up on the c dive. Is that where they should have gone????!!!!!! Sure doesn't seem so because thats what kicked the C Win partition to overflow. But my question is & remains-Do I have to specify in Win 7 tol D disk??? The last time you had to do this was DOS. What gives?
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30 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdog46 View Post
Could some expound. I'm the one who posted about my 40 gig Windows 7 C drive totally filled up when I transfered Amazon mp3 files from my xp system to an Asus all in one eee ET2002 which has a 40GigWin7 partitition & a 200 Gig data partition. Is 40 Gigs enough for an operating system? It seems pretty small. When I (the first & only time) transfered my mp3 files in-they ended up on the c dive. Is that where they should have gone????!!!!!! Sure doesn't seem so because thats what kicked the C Win partition to overflow. But my question is & remains-Do I have to specify in Win 7 tol D disk??? The last time you had to do this was DOS. What gives?
um maybeyou could reeddis and gets so' betser hlpz How To Ask Questions The Smart Way. Sorry : /
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30 Dec 2009   #8

win 7
 
 
amvit-excuse me?

excuse me
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30 Dec 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Cdog:

Most people that split a drive into C and D probably give C more than 40. I use 60. Right now, my C partition occupies 21 GB. It's your choice--40 would work for a long time unless you have an awful lot of programs.

MP3 files will go where you put them--C, D, or whatever. Not sure I understand your question.
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30 Dec 2009   #10

win 7
 
 

Dear ignatz- My problem is very simple. My girlfriend has a new Asus laptop Win 7 factory installed. It's C Drive is 422 Gig. Mine is 40 Gig C and then Data D If you right click on the mouse i can send data files where ever I want. I get that. You dont think its unusually on a win98 or later computer to have to specify Disk Location C or D (WHats the Differenc?) Anyonwe knows you can send files or download where ever you want My Documents Desktop etc etc etc. But I have never had to then go further & specify C or D disk. THat is my confusion. On XP you do not specify where on disk. Why would you want to HAVE to specify. Documents etc yes Disk C or D NO!!!!!
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