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Windows 7: Moving User Folder in Windows 7

29 Dec 2016   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I've moved /Users folder to D: drive since I bought my 128G SSD in 2013. I didn't move /ProgramData because I wanted to keep OS and programs into C:. Never had any problems related to. Also moved the c:\Windows\Temp and virtual memory to D:.

Only on Win 8 and 10 it isn't possible to move /ProgramData. On Win 10 I have moved /Users folder to D: and then came the major update of new released version and it installed without any problem.

If you go to Kari tutorial you'll find many happy people (as I am) with the results. User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

When you move \Users to the HDD, all trash from users, like temp files, downloaded files, navigation cache etc is also moved.


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29 Dec 2016   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s your PC, you can do whatever you want

I still can`t dig up this link tutorial, but this is pretty much what you did, and if that`s how you want it that`s great

Sorry if it was already posted.

User Folders - Change Default Location
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31 Dec 2016   #13
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

AddRAM, I hope the thread starter never has to do a major OS restore or OS rebuild. I thought I remembered correctly, reading elsewhere, that if/when an OS upgrade or a rebuild is done, all the normal Windows defaults concerning User folders / Libraries / My This & My That are put back into play, forcing end-user to re-construct the moving of the folders. And, my biggest concern would be the merging of an OS partition restore and a data partition restore because both partitions contain roads that go to Rome.
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31 Dec 2016   #14
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

For all intent and purposes isn't moving the User profile meant to conserve space on the drive? My User profile being 160GB but I have a 1TB drive. But if it was an issue I would get a 2TB drive. If it is a space issue get a larger drive and image the OS to it. Problem solved and no repercussions!
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