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Windows 7: Relocating a portion of User profile

19 Mar 2010   #21
prroots

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
ok I now understand exactly what you want to happen here.

Try this: In the admin account, browse to:

C:\Users\Account you with to change\AppData\Local and try again?

This is a new feature that I haven't had a chance to play around with, so I hope this doesn't ruin everything else linking to that local folder.
If I understand you correctly, that's exactly what I tried above. The Location tab is not present when logged in from the built-in admin account.


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19 Mar 2010   #22
brady

 

from your post "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local and then go to Properties/Location", it appears as though you selected the "administrator" account to move and not the 'other' user account. I was under the impression you wished to move an alternate account's local folder.
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19 Mar 2010   #23
prroots

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I may have mistyped the username. My personal account is administrador and the built-in account is administrator. I wish to change the personal account. When I log into the built-in account, the Location tab does not appear. When I log into my personal account, I get the error that the 3 LOG files cannot be moved which causes the Move to be canceled. Hope that clarifies it. Thanks
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19 Mar 2010   #24
brady

 

Is there a chance that you can access the application and change the options or settings to move these log files? Or can you delete these log files?
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19 Mar 2010   #25
prroots

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Is there a chance that you can access the application and change the options or settings to move these log files? Or can you delete these log files?
The log files that are causing the problem are, I believe, system files. I've tried deleting them. I logged onto my computer with my PEVista boot disk and deleted all 3 Log files. I then rebooted the computer, but the files had already been recreated by the time I attempted the Move.

The application that concerns me is SyncBackSE. It insists on saving profiles and log files in a subfolder of AppData\Local. That is my main motivation for relocating it to the E:\ partition
Thanks
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23 Mar 2010   #26
prroots

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I finally found help from the company that sells my backup program called SyncBackSE using the mklink command to move the profile data to the E:\ partition. Here are the steps I utilized:
  1. Rename c:\users\username\appdata\local\2brightsparks\syncback to syncback.old
  2. Copy contents of syncback.old to e:\data\syncbackse\profiles
  3. Open command prompt as admin and browse to: c:\users\username\appdata\local\2brightsparks
  4. Type: mklink /d SyncBack e:\data\syncbackse\profiles
  5. Open SyncBackSE and modify profile then verify new date of ini file in E:\
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23 Mar 2010   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again prroots.



We're glad you seem to have found a solution that works for you; thanks for the update.
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