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Relocate user folders

  1. #1


    Rob Guest

    Relocate user folders

    I have two partitions on my disk. C and D. Standard install of Vista is on
    the C disk, but I would like to have my user folders on the D disk. I have
    now doen it by selecting each individual folder (pictures, music etc) and
    relocating them to the D disk. Is there any way of doing this in one go?
    Maybe using some utility

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  2. #2


    Rock Guest

    Re: Relocate user folders

    "Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

    >I have two partitions on my disk. C and D. Standard install of Vista is on
    > the C disk, but I would like to have my user folders on the D disk. I have
    > now doen it by selecting each individual folder (pictures, music etc) and
    > relocating them to the D disk. Is there any way of doing this in one go?
    > Maybe using some utility


    It can be done during an unattended install. After installation I don't
    know of any utilities for it yet. In XP TweakUI could do this. They are
    working on powertoys for Vista, don't know when that will be out.

    --
    Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]


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  3. #3


    cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user) Guest

    Re: Relocate user folders

    On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 00:41:07 -0800, "Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote:
    >"Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    >
    >>I have two partitions on my disk. C and D. Standard install of Vista is on
    >> the C disk, but I would like to have my user folders on the D disk. I have
    >> now doen it by selecting each individual folder (pictures, music etc) and
    >> relocating them to the D disk. Is there any way of doing this in one go?
    >> Maybe using some utility

    >
    >It can be done during an unattended install. After installation I don't
    >know of any utilities for it yet. In XP TweakUI could do this. They are
    >working on powertoys for Vista, don't know when that will be out.


    What you'd really want to do - and I wish I knew how - is to set the
    new account template to use the new path logic, before you create your
    user accounts. Else every time someone creates a new account, all the
    settings fall back to MS duhfaults, including shell folder paths.



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  4. #4


    Rob Guest

    Re: Relocate user folders

    Exactly, it would seem that MS has assumed that we do not partition our
    disks. Strange. I am sure that some developer like Tweak UI will make sure
    that we can easily move the USer folder to an other partition. Look forward
    to it.

    Thanks for the reply.


    "cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)" wrote:

    > On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 00:41:07 -0800, "Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote:
    > >"Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    > >
    > >>I have two partitions on my disk. C and D. Standard install of Vista is on
    > >> the C disk, but I would like to have my user folders on the D disk. I have
    > >> now doen it by selecting each individual folder (pictures, music etc) and
    > >> relocating them to the D disk. Is there any way of doing this in one go?
    > >> Maybe using some utility

    > >
    > >It can be done during an unattended install. After installation I don't
    > >know of any utilities for it yet. In XP TweakUI could do this. They are
    > >working on powertoys for Vista, don't know when that will be out.

    >
    > What you'd really want to do - and I wish I knew how - is to set the
    > new account template to use the new path logic, before you create your
    > user accounts. Else every time someone creates a new account, all the
    > settings fall back to MS duhfaults, including shell folder paths.
    >
    >
    >
    > >--------------- ---- --- -- - - - -

    > Saws are too hard to use.
    > Be easier to use!
    > >--------------- ---- --- -- - - - -

    >


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