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Windows 7: How do I move my user profiles back to C:\user

17 Sep 2014   #11
Kaktussoft

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In commaand prompt:

Code:
echo %localappdata%
echo %appdata%
echo %temp%
echo %tmp%
Post output


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18 Sep 2014   #12
sargan

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No the Adobe files are not on my desktop
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18 Sep 2014   #13
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sargan View Post
No the Adobe files are not on my desktop
the exe is just an installation file. I think an installation has put the files in c:\users\yourname\desktop.
Wrong installation packages assumes the default location. You can delete the files, or put the stuff in your real "desktop" on E.
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18 Sep 2014   #14
sargan

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In commaand prompt:

Code:
echo %localappdata%
echo %appdata%
echo %temp%
echo %tmp%
Post output

Here you go ....

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

E:\Users\Rick>echo %localappdata%
E:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local

E:\Users\Rick>echo %appdata%
E:\Users\Rick\AppData\Roaming

E:\Users\Rick>echo %temp%
E:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Temp

E:\Users\Rick>echo %tmp%
E:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Temp
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18 Sep 2014   #15
sargan

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I have now reduced profile size by temporarily removing much of my content (music, picture, documents, video) so they will fit onto SSD
Thinking I should put profiles back as default in order that I can use 'upgrade/repair'
The decision on whether to move profiles back off C:\ after repair, can be made later.

It might leave them on C:\ but relocate folders elsewhere (music, picture, etc) as they are what takes up the space.

Welcome advice if I should just go ahead and work through 'Option 1' again, but transpose so I am moving E:\ to C:\
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18 Sep 2014   #16
Kaktussoft

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What is in appdata on C:\users\rick?
Folder local, locallow and roaming inside?
Many subfolders? Post screenshots of local, locallow and roaming (if they exist).

Don't relocate the stuff from E to C yet!!
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18 Sep 2014   #17
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sargan View Post
On advice here to keep OS disk space small, followed the tutorial
User Profile - Change Default Location
and moved my user profile from C:\user\name to E:\user\name

The problem is Windows upgrade (need to run for repair) will not accept profiles being on separate partition to the OS.
Also it will be an issue when I need to upgrade in future ... Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive | ZDNet

I need to move my profiles back, anybody got any tips for doing this ...

Although user profile is on E:\ there is also some files under same name on C: even though they were moved as per tutorial.
I assume it would be best to merge ... (may be appdata items)
I tried the copy active profile ... but when I opted to copy & merge it with C:\users\name it blocked telling 'file is open in System'


Do I need to log on as a different user to allow me to merge the files ?

Any help on steps\ sequence appreciated.
Why copy & merge?!!! MOVE & merge is btter in this case. It updates "my documents", "my music" etc in registry. But why some file has been opened by system???!!! You are not logon as RICK I hope. Is source or destination file locked? Which file?

Anyway you have to define the new profile location BEFORE creation of the user...
Or just after user creation. Otherwise registry has a lot of pointers to E (new profile). In appdata are settingfiles as well. Also pointing to E.


Heads up: Users cannot upgrade to 8.1 Pro if 7 User Profile was moved?

So DON'T relocate the stuff yet! Watch that thread every now and them
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18 Sep 2014   #18
Kari

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Extract from my response to you in your other thread about this same subject:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Of course you can move the profile folders back to C:. Simply move your personal docs, pics and media (the content of the folders you have moved) from folders like Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos and so on in Users\Your_Username to an external device to make the current profile folders as empty as possible.

Now move the profile folders back to C: using the same method originally used for moving the folders, and upgrade.
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18 Sep 2014   #19
sargan

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Extract from my response to you in your other thread about this same subject:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Of course you can move the profile folders back to C:. Simply move your personal docs, pics and media (the content of the folders you have moved) from folders like Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos and so on in Users\Your_Username to an external device to make the current profile folders as empty as possible.

Now move the profile folders back to C: using the same method originally used for moving the folders, and upgrade.


I need to move back and hitting some issues (as per above in thread)
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18 Sep 2014   #20
sargan

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What is in appdata on C:\users\rick?
Folder local, locallow and roaming inside?
Many subfolders? Post screenshots of local, locallow and roaming (if they exist).

Don't relocate the stuff from E to C yet!!
Screenshot posted back in post #8
Wondershare
No worries if I lose that.

Have not moved profile form E:\ back to C:\ yet
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