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Windows 7: Re-directing Windows 7 Users folder to another drive

24 Oct 2009   #11
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24 Oct 2009   #12
kegobeer

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I edited my post to include other arguments. However, the library is just a collection point and not a physical location. The OP asked how to move the user folders to a new drive, and playing around with the library does nothing to solve the original issue.
And the question is moot. You can do anything you want with the documents folder...even delete it. All that matters is what folder is in the library. There is nothing special about the documents folder like there was for "My Documents" in XP. It doesn't NEED to be moved. ANY folder(s) can be your documents folder, just put it/them in the library.
I think you're still missing the point. There is no library for "contacts", or the appdata folder in the user directory, or any of the other folders. Unless you move the user directory, there will always be files written on the system drive. The OP does not want that.

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If you go to your documents and open file location you are able to move it to another drive. For example if you go to C:\users\<yourname>\My Pictures you can go to properties and there will be a location tab. You can move it to an empty folder with the same name on another drive. From then on My Pictures will default to the folder on the other drive. Windows will even change the folder icons on the other drive to indicate the default, say, My Pictures folder.
That's one of the beauties of Libraries.
Doing that to each user's folders can be pretty tedious. It would be faster to merely use a hard link I think.
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24 Oct 2009   #13
MacGyvr

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
I edited my post to include other arguments. However, the library is just a collection point and not a physical location. The OP asked how to move the user folders to a new drive, and playing around with the library does nothing to solve the original issue.
And the question is moot. You can do anything you want with the documents folder...even delete it. All that matters is what folder is in the library. There is nothing special about the documents folder like there was for "My Documents" in XP. It doesn't NEED to be moved. ANY folder(s) can be your documents folder, just put it/them in the library.
I think you're still missing the point. There is no library for "contacts", or the appdata folder in the user directory, or any of the other folders. Unless you move the user directory, there will always be files written on the system drive. The OP does not want that.

Quote:
If you go to your documents and open file location you are able to move it to another drive. For example if you go to C:\users\<yourname>\My Pictures you can go to properties and there will be a location tab. You can move it to an empty folder with the same name on another drive. From then on My Pictures will default to the folder on the other drive. Windows will even change the folder icons on the other drive to indicate the default, say, My Pictures folder.
That's one of the beauties of Libraries.
Doing that to each user's folders can be pretty tedious. It would be faster to merely use a hard link I think.
If you are referring to folders higher than the documents folder, which AppData is, then you are talking about moving an entire profile, something that hasn't been touched on in this entire thread. This article will tell you how to do it:

How to Change User Profile Default Location in Windows 7 | Windows 7 hacker

Terminology counts...."profile" would have gotten you the right answer much earlier.
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