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Windows 7: reconnect to user folders

04 Nov 2015   #1
davy crockett

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
reconnect to user folders

I am aware there are many articles showing how to move user folders during or after installing win 7. What I am thinking of is something different:

How would I reinstall (clean install) win 7 on drive c if I already have the user folders (documents, pictures, videos, desktop) on a separate drive d?

Would it work if after installation I include the drive d folders in the library and mark them as the default place to save files? Would I then delete those user folders on drive c?

Sorry if this sounds muddling?


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04 Nov 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We need a little more information. Completing these tutorials will help other members help you.

This tutorial by Brink will help you fill in your system specs.

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This tutorial by Golden will let us see what we have to work with.

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05 Nov 2015   #3
davy crockett

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Update re my system disks.


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05 Nov 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't see a partition D.

I think this tutorial by Kari will answer your questions in your Post #1

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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05 Nov 2015   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You just do it the way you originally did it. Right click the folder in your Users/Your user name/ folder and change the location to where it is on the D drive. When asked if you want to move the contents, click yes, and the folder will be moved. I do it all the time after a clean install. What's in the folder will then show up in explorer like it did the first time you moved them.
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06 Nov 2015   #6
davy crockett

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Oops my mistake re drive d. I was working from a different operating sytem (dual boot) on my pc and got mixed up with the drive letters!

It looks like the link to Kari's tutorial is about having the user folder on another location which isn't what I wanted. I'm looking to have only the documents, pictures, videos and the desktop folders on another location rather than the whole user folder.

Alphanumeric's method is what I was asking about so I'll probably try that.
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06 Nov 2015   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, I only move my User folders, Documents, Pictures etc. I don't move the whole user profile.
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