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Windows 7: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

12 Dec 2013   #710
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Namitutonka, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Following the instructions on this tutorial, the original Users folder on C: is still there for purpose. Some individual programs which are coded "badly", not using Windows environment variables to check folder locations but instead using absolute locations, will need it.

An example: on this Windows 8 machine I am writing my post now, one program (Stardock Fences) has created content on Documents folder on original folder C:\Users\Public instead of my relocated E:\Users\Public. This is because of the coders of said program have used location string C:\Users\Public instead of what they should have been using, %ProfilesDirectory%\Users\Public or %ProfilesFolder%\Users\Public.

The original C:\Users is there on purpose and should not bother you, it never grows to be big enough to take important storage space away from your C: drive. Check the screenshot below to see the difference between the original C:\Users and my relocated E:\Users:
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The content of the original C:\Users:
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Kari




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12 Dec 2013   #711
namitutonka

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Re: Relocate User folders, is it advisable to create C:\Users\Public?

Thank you for the welcome Kari,

Wonderful help here on SevenForums. So, for the sake of "badly" coded programs, would it be sufficient to create C:\Users\Public? Or perhaps the creation of a more extended Users folder tree on the C: drive, similar to the extended %ProfilesFolder%\Users\Public on my D: drive?

Kind Regards,
namitutonka

p.s My son is a Scotch man. Which Xmas gift should I pick for him? Laphroaig Triple Wood, or Ardbeg Uigeadail.


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12 Dec 2013   #712
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Most of the programs will know how to create folders if a needed folder does not exist, but to be on the safe side I would create the C:\Users, C:\Users\Public and C:\Users\Your_Username folders.

Forgetting this trivial issue and moving on to real essential questions, both single malts you mentioned are really good. The main difference is the casks used; Laphroaig Triple Wood is first matured in American oak barrels (used previously for bourbon), finalized in sherry casks. This together with the traditional Laphroaig distilling methods gives it a nice, deep color and a very strong, nice smoke flavor.

Ardbeg Uigeadail is matured only in sherry casks, which together with Ardbeg's traditional distilling methods gives it a walnut like flavor and almost dark red color. Both single malts are excellent, in a scale 0 to 100 I would give Laphroaig 90 and Ardbeg 85.

Kari
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12 Dec 2013   #713
namitutonka

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

LOL

BTW thanks also for the 'trivial' stuff.

nami
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28 Dec 2013   #714
Geremye

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I apologized if this has already been answered but I am not in a place to effectively search the thread.

I used this tutorial flawlessly 6 months ago and it worked great. Now my data drive crashed but the ssd with the OS is fine. I have a new hard drive to replace the data drive but am unsure how to proceed. I can't boot to windows bc there are no user profiles present. And I do not want to reinstall the OS if that drive is fine. I'm sure it's something simple but I'd appreciate the help. Thanks.
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28 Dec 2013   #715
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Geremye, welcome to the Seven Forums.

It's the same if your Users folder is on system drive or another drive, if the drive crashes you have very limited options. Replacing the damaged drive and reinstalling Windows is your best option.

Alternatively if you have recently created a system image of the whole system, including the data drive, you can replace the image after replacing the damaged drive.

Kari
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30 Dec 2013   #716
namitutonka

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Drive failure after relocating user folders during Win7 installation

Geremye,

I agree with Kari. Usually I do two backups. The first being a complete system backup including the drive with the relocated user folders right after installing the OS. The second system backup is after I have installed and configured most of the programs I intend to use. This second system backup usually isn't much more than 30Gb in size, as there as yet hasn't been an accumulation of documents and files in my user libraries containing documents, pictures, audio, and video files. Sorry for the drive crash, it takes time and cash to recover.

namitutonka
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30 Dec 2013   #717
namitutonka

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Kari,
My 36 year old son was very pleased to receive Laphroaig Triple Wood for Christmas.
Kind regards,
namitutonka

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Most of the programs will know how to create folders if a needed folder does not exist, but to be on the safe side I would create the C:\Users, C:\Users\Public and C:\Users\Your_Username folders.

Forgetting this trivial issue and moving on to real essential questions, both single malts you mentioned are really good. The main difference is the casks used; Laphroaig Triple Wood is first matured in American oak barrels (used previously for bourbon), finalized in sherry casks. This together with the traditional Laphroaig distilling methods gives it a nice, deep color and a very strong, nice smoke flavor.

Ardbeg Uigeadail is matured only in sherry casks, which together with Ardbeg's traditional distilling methods gives it a walnut like flavor and almost dark red color. Both single malts are excellent, in a scale 0 to 100 I would give Laphroaig 90 and Ardbeg 85.

Kari
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30 Dec 2013   #718
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by namitutonka View Post
Kari,
My 36 year old son was very pleased to receive Laphroaig Triple Wood for Christmas.
Kind regards,
namitutonka
Nice! I got some, too. Got a bottle of 25 year old Laphroaig, one "normal" Laphroaig 10 year old and one Bunnahabhain 12 years.
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02 Jan 2014   #719
Hwky

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Upgrading 8.1

Hey guys I was just wondering if anyone has upgraded to 8.1 windows with their system configured this way and was there any problems?
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