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Windows 7: Unable to move user folder (C:\user\*username*) to different location

27 Jul 2015   #1

Host: Windows 7 Ultimate custom x64
Unable to move user folder (C:\user\*username*) to different location

using windows 7 I am unable to move user profile folders to a different drive (C drive space is limited), I have attempted to move it via the MMC LU&G snap-in and it refuses to work both with old accounts that already existed and new ones that had never been logged in. I have attempted with each of the accounts I want to move to no avail, the whole user folder remains in C:\users rather than B:\users (I have used this method successfully before, admittedly on a different virtual machine, unsure as to why it's failing on this one). I have also attempted to rename the folder in C:\users to C:\users\*username*.old while keeping the MMC settings the same but that only throws up a temporary profile error, also searched through the registry for the keys that define the location of the user folder using the administrator account to no avail.
How do I get Windows to do what I want rather than what it wants?
Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP


How about this method to move User Profile - Change Default Location

It is a the safer method to move User Folders - Change Default Location.

If not try SFC /SCANNOW Command.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I wonder if it would create any issues being moved to B drive, traditionally reserved for a floppy. Also, B drive won't be indexed.
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