User folder in W7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Annita, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Annita

    Annita MDL Junior Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I would like to move the user folder (the one which includes My Documents, My images, My videos, My Music, etc) the one you can show in the W7 desktop and it's named as your user name account. I would like to move it entirely to a folder on a D:\ partition.

    How can I do this process? I want to redirect all the folder, not just My Documents or My images to a folder on D:\ partition.

    Thanx.
     
  2. cba1986

    cba1986 MDL Member

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    i already answered your cuestion in the another forum. You have to do it individually for each folder.
     
  3. Annita

    Annita MDL Junior Member

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    Thanx but I would like to do it in a better and faster way ;)
     
  4. ffcloud2000

    ffcloud2000 MDL Member

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    #4 ffcloud2000, Feb 27, 2010
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  5. cba1986

    cba1986 MDL Member

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    OK. it seems that you already found a way to do it.
     
  6. Annita

    Annita MDL Junior Member

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    #6 Annita, Feb 27, 2010
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  7. Annita

    Annita MDL Junior Member

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    I guess so... I'll try the way ffcloud2000 says.
     
  8. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    "Thanks!!! This seems a easier way!!!" - You're kidding - Right !

    It is so much easier to simply re-create the Users/Username files on the second drive and move all user files there through the right click location method - automatically fixes all links with no need for anything else - make a mistake with the method listed and you'll be re-installing or getting an UberGuru to fix it for you.

    If it ain't broke don't mess with it.
     
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  9. ffcloud2000

    ffcloud2000 MDL Member

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    Well windows will get confused moving directories unless you use some kind of junction point afterwards
     
  10. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    I would like to change user name. Is that possible without reinstall or messing up my administrative user account:)
     
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  11. ffcloud2000

    ffcloud2000 MDL Member

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    #11 ffcloud2000, Mar 5, 2010
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    Um im pretty sure if you go into User Accounts under Control Panel it gives you the option to change the account name.. i'd backup just incase tho

    Maybe test it out with another user account first considering i've never actually tested this feature if it actually renames the directory
     
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  13. maxmagnum

    maxmagnum MDL Novice

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    too late?

    Is it possible/safe to move User folder after it had been used for some time or you must do it after the initial Win 7 install? This question applies to both manual move described or using the little proggie recommended.
     
  14. ffcloud2000

    ffcloud2000 MDL Member

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    I'm sure it doesn't matter for the most part you would just be required to use another admin account since you would run into alot of copy errors for files in use.. and if you get any kind of permission errors after you start using the account after you set the junctions which you shouldn't just use the Take Ownership regkey from above in the new account.
     
  15. maxmagnum

    maxmagnum MDL Novice

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