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Windows 7: Use Existing User Folder

23 Apr 2012   #1
bluecore

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Use Existing User Folder

I have my pc set up with an SSD and a 1TB hard drive. I recently had a power outage which corrupted Bootmgr on SSD so I had to reinstall Windows 7. I had all users and programs set up under the 1TB hard drive since I just used the SSD as a boot drive. I still have my old user folder on the 1TB hard drive. Is there a way to create a new user on this new installation of Windows and link it back to my old user folder on the 1TB hard drive?

I've already tried going under Registry: HKey_Local_Machine in the ProfileList and manually changing the ProfileImagePath for a new user account. But, it just caused the system to use a temporary account when logged in. It never used the path I wanted it too.

How can this be done?


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23 Apr 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

The easiest method is to rightclick on each User folder and add it to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

If a library is missing like Downloads, just add it in the process.

If you don't like this method then go through the steps again to move User Folders - Change Default Location
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