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Windows 7: How can I setup a true roaming profile?

09 Aug 2009   #1
Dorfdad

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How can I setup a true roaming profile?

Here is what I am trying to do so please feel free to tell me Im crazy or it's not possible.

I have two computers one is in the basement on 24/7 its my game/server Ultimate x64

The second is my upstairs Imac.

I do not wish to have redundent files on both machines, so I would like to have the iMacs win 7 (32 or x64) use the same files and folders from downstairs.

If I have to install applications on it im fine, but I would like to keep as much as possible running off the downstairs folders that I placed on d:\ drive. (all my Documnets, movies, music, etc I moved to a new folder on d:\User

If anyone has experience with this please let me know if Im wasting time on this adventure?

+Rep waiting for the knowledgeable ones


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09 Aug 2009   #2
Antman

 

Roamin profiles don't apply here. You are describing server storage - which you can emulate with your setup. The "server" will have to be on to use it, of course.

Use Libraries - add the folders from the "server machine" to the "client"

or

Map a folder as a network drive on the "server" machine.

In your User folder (..\Users\DorfDad\...) right click properties on each folder you wish to treat this way.

Select location.

Browse to the mapped drive, OK

Select Move

Select Yes to move existing files.

I may be a bit fuzzy in the detail, but this process is fairly simple and I think you will see it clearly once you begin.
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09 Aug 2009   #3
Antman

 

Don't go overboard and try setting system folders up this way - Temp files, Temp Internet files, etc. Docs, Photos, Music, Video.

You could also use the Public folders on each machine for sharing and simply map the drives on each PC.
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10 Aug 2009   #4
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Ok I think I got what you mean both of you. I will play with it this week and report my success.
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10 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
...both of you...
There is only one of me.

Thank God.
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10 Aug 2009   #6
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
There is only one of me.

Thank God.
I do
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10 Aug 2009   #7
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I do
You're welcome.
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