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Windows 7: User Folders - Change Default Location

10 Nov 2011   #160
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mv808 View Post
What are the benefits of using one method over the other? ...is what I meant.

*Thinking out loud here*: Option 1 does an all in one move, while with Option 2 one can pick and choose which folder(s) to move(?) Just wondering why one would choose to move everything off the system drive/partition and someone else would choose to move some folders out but keep the profile folder home.

Thanks

Edit in: Okay did more reading on these boards and hopefully answered my own question. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but here is what I got: The other difference between moving just folders and moving the whole profile folder to another drive/partition is that with the latter, it is now considered a system partition and will be included in a system image. While the folders only method allows you to make a much smaller system image with the ability to backup the folders separately.
Almost. Whether you move the main user profile folder or just one of the sub user folders, whatever drive/partition you move it to will be considered a system drive afterwards.

As for as benefits on why use one method over the other really just depends on the user's needs. Do they want to only move one or more sub user folders say due to a large collection of say music and pictures, or do they want to move the main user profile folder. The only real benefit with using either method would be to have the HDD space used by the folder(s) used on another drive/partition instead of the Windows 7 drive.


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10 Nov 2011   #161
mv808

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Brink. I'm sure glad I found this forum.
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10 Nov 2011   #162
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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19 Nov 2011   #163
1foxracing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Brink is a incredible resource and I wish he was my next door neighbor.
Thanks for the Tutorial!
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19 Nov 2011   #164
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome 1foxracing. Thank you.
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12 Dec 2011   #165
SantaBJ

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Request

Thanks for a helpful guide - I've used this procedure myself ever since Windows 7 beta I believe but it's nice to have a tutorial to link friends to

Now, to my request. I've been looking through this thread and some others to see if I could find something that meets my needs. Let me explain.

I have the My Documents folder pointed directly at my Dropbox folder. Inside the Dropbox folder I also have the My Pictures folder (and at some point I'll probably move My Music in there as well). I also map my libraries to those folders (and those folders only; I do not use shared or public folders). This is all very handy, it keeps my documents and pictures/graphics in sync across all my devices. However, it's a bit tedious to do all the remapping manually every time I set up a new device (or reinstall windows on my main box, for that matter).

What I want is this - a batch script that changes the location of the My Documents folder to the folder in which the batch script is run from, and My Pictures to a specified folder within that folder. What I want is to be able to reinstall Windows, install Dropbox, go to my Dropbox folder, run the script and hey presto I'm all set.

I could probably figure out a way to do that myself but to be honest I don't really want to :P
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12 Dec 2011   #166
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SantaBJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help with what you are wanting.

User Folders - Moving User Folders by Modular Script

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Dec 2011   #167
SantaBJ

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello SantaBJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help with what you are wanting.

User Folders - Moving User Folders by Modular Script

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hey Brink,

yeah I saw that but while it accomplishes much of what I want it's a bit off procedurally
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21 Dec 2011   #168
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the info

I did not succeeded yet to move my folder

I want to move the entire c:\Users that contain 3 users + there appropriate files to f:\Users

c:\Users property look to be locked and I don't have the location option for it. I do have the location option for individual files.

Should I modify them separately or is there another solution?

My C: partition is nearly full and my F: drive, who reside on the same hard disk is empty. I need space badly....

Martin
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21 Dec 2011   #169
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Martin,

To move your C:\Users\(user-name) user profile folder itself, you would want to use the tutorial below instead, and not move each individual folder in it. If you have, you will need to restore their default location first, then move your main user profile folder.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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