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

14 Aug 2015   #960
jgveill

Windows 7 Homepremium 64bits
 
 

Yes it was overwritten as I restored the whole c: disk. The 2012 files when I moved the folders are still there. It's not a big job to try moving folders again, I will and I'll keep these files but just after more reading. I have time as my creative sound Blaster card driver should be ready only in september.

I will try again cause I'd rather do the clean install after W10 upgrades, not before.

Thanks again. J Guy


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14 Aug 2015   #961
jgveill

Windows 7 Homepremium 64bits
 
 

Kari,

As I'm curious, I looked at the log files and there are errors in the setuperr.log. So, it worked but may be not fully ??? I include these files just in case you could see something wrong in the initial move.

Could my Canadian French system be a factor ? Sometimes, the date mismatch creates problems. I already had to change dates to have something working.

I know I'm asking ... Thanks J Guy


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File Type: log setuperr.log (1.5 KB, 59 views)
File Type: log setupact.log (96.0 KB, 68 views)
File Type: zip diagerr.zip (1.2 KB, 21 views)
File Type: zip diagwrn.zip (1.2 KB, 24 views)
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14 Aug 2015   #962
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jgveill View Post
Could my Canadian French system be a factor ? Sometimes, the date mismatch creates problems. I already had to change dates to have something working.
The date and time format or any other regional settings have nothing to do with possible sysprep errors, you don't have to think of that. I'm a Finnish expat in Germany, my location and date formats are set to United Kingdom, input language Finnish or German depending on what I am doing, those are all irrelevant factors.

Anyway, the log files reveal nothing. The most important of them, the one with most information is the setupact.log; it's last entry is from April 1st (my birthday ) back in 2012.
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15 Aug 2015   #963
jgveill

Windows 7 Homepremium 64bits
 
 

Hello Kari,

I tried again to relocate my programData and users. I made my mind ... it's just not possible. I looked at the Panther files and they were not overwritten. Each time I was in a loop where I could not get out of Sysprep. Each time pc booted it was always like the first boot.

Between you and me, not being able to relocate when we want / need, is an important drawback.

Thanks for your support.

J Guy
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15 Aug 2015   #964
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jgveill View Post
Between you and me, not being able to relocate when we want / need, is an important drawback.
Reading your posts through once again I can find nothing that could cause this, apart the use of the junctions and the removal of them.
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17 Aug 2015   #965
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I was absolutely in no way offended and apologize if my words gave that impression. I like debate, I like to participate in a productive conversation. Your post was good, I enjoyed it and I was pleased to answer it.
Thanks for clarifying this, glad I was wrong. Sometimes meaning gets misperceived in Internet to-and-fros.

Cheers,

Clairvaux
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20 Aug 2015   #966
jgveill

Windows 7 Homepremium 64bits
 
 

Kari,

I restored my computer and I didn't undo the 2 junctions made after the initial install. Same result. In the next days, I will restore to right after the install was done, nothing else. Then, I should be able to easily undo the relocate. I'll keep you posted.

J Guy
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30 Aug 2015   #967
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 
ProgramData folder split between C: and D:

Hi Kari,

Picking up from last time : my PC has been installed 5 years ago according to your pdf here.

I just had the curiosity to check : I have my 800 Mb ProgramData main folder which lays, as expected, on my D: drive, with a long list of sub-folders generated by various applications.

But I also have a remaining ProgramData folder on C:, which is 500 Mb. It has a Microsoft subfolder with some search-related files in it (incidentally, my indexing is half-broken), and also an Avira anti-virus subfolder (I have just installed Avira today). But Avira installed most of its folders in the D: ProgramData folder.

Is that split of ProgramData supposed to happen with the method described ? Could it explain some of the erratic behaviour I encounter ?
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31 Aug 2015   #968
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clairvaux View Post
But I also have a remaining ProgramData folder on C:, which is 500 Mb.
Read this post for explanation: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

More about absolute paths vs. Windows environment variables, the reason behind this behavior can be read at out sister site the Eight Forums in this post: User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk - Page 68
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31 Aug 2015   #969
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 

Thanks, Kari.
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