Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
How to Change the Default Location of Windows 7 User Folders
Excellent tutorial and forum compliments
I used something similar on Vista 64x and now I am going to do it on Seven using your tutorials.
I read around that there is the possibility of moving the entire Users Folder through different approaches.
1.Editing the registry How to Change User Profile Default Location in Windows 7 | Windows 7 hacker
2. use of wklink, with procedures like this (in the command prompt after booting from installation DVD)
1. MKDIR D:\Users
2. ROBOCOPY X:\Users D:\Users /MIR /E /XJ
3. RMDIR /S /Q C:\Users
4. MKLINK /J C:\Users D:\Users
An alternative approach similar to yours is to create additional folders locations (docs, music, etc that you have in another drive) to the 'Libraries' and make them the default location. moving the 'Users' folder from c: to another drive
What do you think about these approaches?
I have found in some blogs negative comments about the strategy of changing the location of each data folder (I am definitively using it
) due to the fact that you can only change specific folders such as Documents, Pictures, etc. It doesn't solve the problem of moving hidden application data or other folders to the new location.