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Windows 7: User Profile - Change Default Location

29 Sep 2010   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello L0stKeys,

Be sure to do what's in the WARNING box at the top of the tutorial before doing this. This way you will have a easy way to recover if you make a mistake that breaks Windows 7.

If you follow the tutorial exactly step by step, you should be fine doing it if you like.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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23 Oct 2010   #31
oOIanOo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello

I really like this tutorial. I'm planning on carrying out a reinstall of Windows soon and I will make full use of it.

It's amazing how fast the boot drive becomes full even though you don't actually install anything to it yourself.

Anyway, this tutorial is excellent for transfering real user profiles but how does one transfer the Public user profile. I thought I could use the same method but there doesn't seem to be a 'Public' user profile registry entry like normal profiles.

How can I move the 'Public' user profile?

Thank you.
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23 Oct 2010   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Ian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would recommend to not even try to move the Public folder since it is shared with all users on the computer and any networked computers. Moving it will break and cause issues with it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Oct 2010   #33
oOIanOo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Awww, that's a little disappointing, but thank you. I'll just move real user profiles over to my other drive(s).
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23 Oct 2010   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Ian.
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25 Oct 2010   #35
m2Ke

XP Professional 32-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Saving Space by Saving Writes

Hi Brink and thank you for another helpful tutorial,

The idea is to avert as many write commands as possible from being executed on the SSD.

Would it be possible to create a new administrator account, use it to move the original administrator account created at installation to a new location on a spindle drive, and then delete the new administrator account?

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25 Oct 2010   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello m2Ke, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, that would be fine to do.
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29 Oct 2010   #37
DizzyGuy

windows 7
 
 
hey brink

i really apreciate everything you've shown me and it seems i managed to follow the instructions but im left puzzled because after moving my users location to the new drive, suddenly my users folder is no longer private and is acessiable even by non administrator accounts.. im wondering what i did wrong? and if this is fixable
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29 Oct 2010   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DizzyGuy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may be either the drive that you moved it to applied it's sharing permissions to it or something. Right click on your user profile folder and click on properties, then double check your sharing and permission settings (right click and properties) to make sure that they are exactly like the ones below.

User Profile - Change Default Location-sharing_permissions.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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29 Oct 2010   #39
DizzyGuy

windows 7
 
 
even more confused

so when i tried to do what you told me i managed to find the properties section where the red arrow points at "share..." the button wasnt highlighted, so basically i was unable to click on it, i figured it had something to do witht he permissions so i denied all permissions and next thing i knew i couldnt even log into the account anymore, and on my OTHER admin account luckily i coudl still acess it, but it DID give me a warning that the folder was private, the WEIRDEST part was that on my guest account the account was fully acessible still, basically meaning that my admin accounts were somehow more restricted then the guest account, so i managed to undo the problem i made, and miraclously the "share..." button is now a button, and when i click on it the window it gave me somehow has my OTHER useraccount as the owner, so i still find myself wondering what to do cause if i attempt to add the account of the folder to the folder, it asks me "read" or "write/read" with my other admin account as the owner, which doesnt make sense to me since that account already has a user folder...

yeah sorry my english is bad.
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