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Windows 7: Need to Change Windows System Partition Drive Letter

13 Feb 2013   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your system is the SAME as my test rig.


1) Open a command prompt. (from the desktop)
Type in command line
You will see the screenshot above.

4) User Profile - Change Default Location
Thanks for the reply. However, my system is NOT the same as yours. For example, I performed the above process (DISKPART etc) on my work's PC (also Windows 7 Pro) (and not the PC I was discussing in my original post) and here is the screenshot...

Need to Change Windows System Partition Drive Letter-list-disk.jpg

The output is very different from your screenshot!

I also fail to understand why anyone would rather use the "move user folder" method you link to be "better" or "easier" than being able to change the location of ALL user folders (new and existing) by simply performing this in the command prompt (while Windows is not running)...

robocopy /mir /xj C:\Users D:\Users
rmdir /s /q C:\Users
mklink /j C:\Users D:\Users

Thanks anyway to all those who replied.

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13 Feb 2013   #12

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Edit done.

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13 Feb 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP


You only need to move the active User folders: User Folders - Change Default Location
and MS did make it as easy as clicking the Location tab to change location. Have another folder by that name standing by on D.

The only hitch is you must use another imaging backup besides Win7 which will then view D as a System partition requiring it to be included in the OS image. User folders are System files.

For this reason some prefer to a copy the User folders to the data partition, then link them by right clicking to link to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Feb 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Hi Mark next time you want to have the users folder in D:\ when you installing windows you might want to
Take a look at this link User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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