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Under Windows-XP-Prof with NTFS file system, I have created several local
users on a single PC. Each local user has difftent settings which are
automatically created by the system at logging time and stored on the c:
drive (where the OS has been installed).

I need to permanently shift these local users profile's to diffrent folders
on a partition other than the c: drive. Every time the users login, the
derault sttings are opened from this folder and no new profile folders are
created in C: henceforth.

How to achieve this?

I have invoked disk quota for users and I do not intent to give users access
to C: where they mess with my OS partition. I want to ensure that all the
user data remains in a folder assigned to them in a particular disk partition
only. The disk quota restrects the size of data for each user.

Please help

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    as wrote:

    > Under Windows-XP-Prof with NTFS file system, I have created several local
    > users on a single PC. Each local user has difftent settings which are
    > automatically created by the system at logging time and stored on the c:
    > drive (where the OS has been installed).
    >
    > I need to permanently shift these local users profile's to diffrent folders
    > on a partition other than the c: drive. Every time the users login, the
    > derault sttings are opened from this folder and no new profile folders are
    > created in C: henceforth.
    >
    > How to achieve this?
    >
    > I have invoked disk quota for users and I do not intent to give users access
    > to C: where they mess with my OS partition. I want to ensure that all the
    > user data remains in a folder assigned to them in a particular disk partition
    > only. The disk quota restrects the size of data for each user.
    >
    > Please help
    >
    > as

    Is this a domain or workgroup? If not a domain there is no way to move
    the profile unless redirected at the time of installation of XP. The My
    Documents and some other folders under the profile can be redirected but
    not the complete profile.

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    Rock
    MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-1292428093-1993962763-1060284298-1003

    [This number is me, every user (apart from some system accounts) has a differenty number].

    The profile is stored by the value in Central Profile (ie roaming). Normally it is blank and the profile is stored where it is cached. The cached location is ProfileImagePath.

    You can delete a profile if logged in as the cached profile is used while logged in with the main profile being copied over on logon and copied back on logoff. If your profile is deleted the cached one will be used on logon and/or recreated on logoff.

    This is not about D&S but user profiles.

    The D&S way should move ok on a new install but office installs paths that can't be searched for, so I don't think office will handle it - but it does handle a change of personal profile so maybe it can.

    You can change the Central Profile whele logged in and the profile will be created in the new location on logoff. I think you can change the cache setting while not logged in, and if the profile exists it will work.

    Make sure you have a spare admin account.


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    "as" <as@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F85B2DD5-52D8-4300-A34E-D3631BDCD1C1@microsoft.com...
    > Under Windows-XP-Prof with NTFS file system, I have created several local
    > users on a single PC. Each local user has difftent settings which are
    > automatically created by the system at logging time and stored on the c:
    > drive (where the OS has been installed).
    >
    > I need to permanently shift these local users profile's to diffrent folders
    > on a partition other than the c: drive. Every time the users login, the
    > derault sttings are opened from this folder and no new profile folders are
    > created in C: henceforth.
    >
    > How to achieve this?
    >
    > I have invoked disk quota for users and I do not intent to give users access
    > to C: where they mess with my OS partition. I want to ensure that all the
    > user data remains in a folder assigned to them in a particular disk partition
    > only. The disk quota restrects the size of data for each user.
    >
    > Please help
    >
    > as
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