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Windows 7: How to move C:\Users on a different partition

08 Sep 2011   #1

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
How to move C:\Users on a different partition

Used to be a time when I kept my the \WIndows and core apps n a C partition, and my large users files on a D partition. In that way
- the C was samll, easily imaged to a second drive, etc,
- all data file were on the D partition, easily backed up to another drive

These days, with super large drives, and Windows expecting files in C:\Users, I found myself keeping everything on the same partition - make those images much bigger and longer to create (unless one uses image software that allow oyu to exlcude folders)

Is thee a way to tell Windows to look elsewehre (ie on another partition) for the user files its typically expects to see under C:\Users ??

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08 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello there mediaman09

This should point you in the right direction for your user folders - User Folders - Change Default Location or this for the whole user profile - User Profile - Change Default Location

Regards Danny
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08 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

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08 Sep 2011   #4

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Great, thanks very much.
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08 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I always go against the grain here, but why use those folders at all? They are system folders, and shouldn't be used for data storage. Instead of redirecting them, create folders on your data partitions, and edit your Libraries to use those folders.
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