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Windows 7: User Profile - Change Default Location

02 Apr 2013   #190
nevesswodniw

7 Ult x64 sp1
 
 

Thanks, better get started then


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19 Apr 2013   #191
Transplanted99

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Hey Brink, take a look at these links. Maybe you can add them here as option 3 or create a whole new tutorial. These links show how to move the user profiles with Junction Points, maybe that is a better way for some users. Just a thought. -WS

Move the Users Directory in Windows 7
http://www.starkeith.net/coredump/20...another-drive/
Move the User Folder To A Separate Drive/Partition (The Right Way) - Idealistically Caspan
Windows 7 How To Move The Entire Users Folder To A Different Drive UPDATED! - Idealistically Caspan
Thanks for the links. Worked with some tweaking.
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08 May 2013   #192
jjim26

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have just installed a SSD on my PC and reinstalled the OS.

I want to ask rather than moving the whole user folder can I move just some subfolders to an internal HDD. The folders I want to move are "desktop", "documents", and "downloads".

If it is possible do I follow the same instructions but just locate the subfolders and move them?
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08 May 2013   #193
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjim26 View Post
I have just installed a SSD on my PC and reinstalled the OS.

I want to ask rather than moving the whole user folder can I move just some subfolders to an internal HDD. The folders I want to move are "desktop", "documents", and "downloads".

If it is possible do I follow the same instructions but just locate the subfolders and move them?
goto C:\users\"yourname"

There you find a folder called desktop. Right click ->properties-> click location tab. fill in the new location. Click move. click ok

User Folders - Change Default Location

Do the same for "downloads" and "my documents"
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even faster cut/paste "my documents"" and so on to new location.
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23 Jul 2013   #194
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I have two machines with 120 SSD's getting a bit full so want to shift but easily access stuff like Music and documents and I am trying to get my head around this and where it says create a new account I get this.


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23 Jul 2013   #195
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry about that John. It was linked to an old removed duplicate tutorial. The tutorial has been updated with the link below now.

User Account - Create
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23 Jul 2013   #196
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry about that John. It was linked to an old removed duplicate tutorial. The tutorial has been updated with the link below now.

User Account - Create
Thanks Shawn will try it
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27 Jul 2013   #197
TedEBearNC

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I followed this tutorial to move my profile and had a few snafus that I was able to work out but I have one I'm not sure how to go about fixing. When I go to the start menu and do a search I get no results whatsoever just a blank pane. Search still works fine under the temporary account I made. Any idea how I can fix it? I'd hate to have to move it back.
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27 Jul 2013   #198
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hell Ted, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to make sure that the folder locations that you want included in the search results are also included in the index to see if that may be the issue.

Index Locations - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Jul 2013   #199
TedEBearNC

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I just upgraded my system after it died and decided to get an SSD. When I set it up and installed Windows I turned off indexing as I'd seen recommended everywhere so there is nothing listed in indexing. Search worked before I moved my profile and programs I installed showed up in search fine with indexing off. This just cropped up once I moved it. Stuff like this isn't my strong suit.
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