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Move users directory in Windows 7

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January 17, 2011 11:16:41 AM

I just finished a new build, my first, and I sucessfully moved my C:\Users folder to D:\Users and wanted to provide the URL that I got the instructions from so others could benefit. ( http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-the-users-directory-... ) It worked perfectly for me. This is the second time I've used these instructions the first being September 2010 which gave me no problems that I could find. I was able to back up my data using SyncToy and make "images" of my operating programs using Acronis True Image from a boot disk. I recovered my data and my images several times successfully.

Only for knowledgeable users. Instructions should be first understood and then followed very, very carefully.
May 3, 2012 12:49:23 AM

For what it's worth, I was unable to logon after following these same instructions on my 64-bit, Win 7 Ultimate system. Luckily the restore instructions worked!

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May 3, 2012 11:17:10 AM
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Move Your Libraries off of the system drive...

http://www.tweakhound.com/windows7/tweaking/5.html
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May 11, 2012 12:31:40 PM

Best answer selected by thord35.
May 11, 2012 12:56:18 PM

Nikorr has the best answer and it is the one I have been using for the past six months, successfully. Originally I had success with moving my User's account but then my system crashed and I couldn't restore from an Acronis image. I returned to Tweekhound's way of moving just the "Libraries" off the system drive and feel that this is the better way to go. At least until Microsoft comes up with a complete answer, hopefully in Windows 8.

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