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Windows 7: Moving User Folder in Windows 7

29 Dec 2016   #1
Lord of Rings

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Moving User Folder in Windows 7

Hello everybody,

Is there a free utility program that can move Users forder from the locaton where it is originally installed to a new partition.

Thank you for your answer,
LOR


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29 Dec 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I've done following Kari tutorial during installation. I have a small SSD for Win + programs and Lubuntu and a HDD for data.

It also can be done after installation. Read relocate-users_w8.pdf

You have to modify the CMD commands below to meet your disk letter an win7 type. READ it carefully

https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ysprep.cmd.txt
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...e-w7hp.xml.txt
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-audit.cmd.txt
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...e-users_w7.pdf
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...e-users_w8.pdf
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29 Dec 2016   #3
Lord of Rings

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Thanks for answering my post Megahertz07! Gosh, how I strive for simplicity!

A small utility program: enter source forlder location, enter destination folder location, click, .... and you are done!!!
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29 Dec 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You shouldn`t move it you should link it, because now you`ll screw up your images.

You are creating disk images yes ???
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29 Dec 2016   #5
Lord of Rings

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Can you tell how to link Users folder to another folder, please.
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29 Dec 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I looked, but someone else will have to post the proper tutorial.

I just create folders on my storage drives, and store my data in the appropriate folder.

You do not want to move your user folder.
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29 Dec 2016   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I highly recommend following AddRAM's advice in not moving User folders; there will be consequences if/when any OS upgrade / restore operations are put into play. I have been doing for years what AddRAM recommends, create your data folders in your data partition or your data hard-drive, "tell" your products to save, copy, move, write to, etc. to your created data folders. And, copy [then delete] your data files out of Users [user acct] AppData / Libraries folders over into your created data folders. This bit of much work upfront will save you lots and lots of headaches, problems, later on -- especially if/when doing OS restores, upgrades, and maybe even some update operations.
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29 Dec 2016   #8
Lord of Rings

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So far I have moved the following folders (from c:\Users\Mike\): My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, Downloads and Desktop to a new location. I have done it simply by changing the target folder on the Location tab. I am not planning to move the AppData folder since it is hidden and seems too risky to me. Am I on the right track?
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29 Dec 2016   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, we told you not to do that, so you are on the wrong track.

You need to link those folders, not move them, I suggested that you wait until someone posted the tutorial because I could not find it.

I hope you made a restore point before you started or created a disk image.
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29 Dec 2016   #10
Lord of Rings

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OK, if you say so. But it seemed to me an easy and obvious answer to my problem. Further more, isn't it supposed to be done that way by the Windows manufacturer since you can change the location of the mentioned folders so easy. I don't understand? Will you please explain to me.
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