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C:\Users

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Malte Gell, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Malte Gell

    Malte Gell Flightless Bird

    Hello,

    do I see it right, that C:/Users is on MS Windows, what /home/ is on
    Unix? Or does Windows 7 store user data on other places besides C:/Users?

    I ask, because I would like to move C:/Users on a TrueCrypt volume and
    be sure, all user data will be safe there.

    Regards
    Malte
     
  2. No Spam

    No Spam Flightless Bird

    In article <8db1peF2nkU1@mid.individual.net>
    Malte Gell <malte-gell-usenet2010@herr-der-mails.de> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >do I see it right, that C:/Users is on MS Windows, what /home/ is on
    >Unix? Or does Windows 7 store user data on other places besides C:/Users?
    >
    >I ask, because I would like to move C:/Users on a TrueCrypt volume and
    >be sure, all user data will be safe there.
    >



    That is correct.
    That is exactly what /home in Unix is.

    Default Windows variable is %userprofile% which is equal to $HOME on
    Linux/Unix.

    Follow these tutorials.
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/107990-personal-user-shell-folders-move-location.html
    http://www.windows7hacker.com/index...e-user-profile-default-location-in-windows-7/
     
  3. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:20:32 +0200, Malte Gell wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > do I see it right, that C:/Users is on MS Windows, what /home/ is on
    > Unix? Or does Windows 7 store user data on other places besides C:/Users?
    >
    > I ask, because I would like to move C:/Users on a TrueCrypt volume and
    > be sure, all user data will be safe there.
    >
    > Regards
    > Malte


    You can't be sure on either system that every user and every program will
    store its data in \User or /home

    Backing up \User is a good start, though :)

    I much prefer using image or clone backups, such as Macrium Reflect or
    Casper, and backing up the whole drive to an external drive with sufficient
    capacity. The paid versions of those programs will do incremental backups,
    so they only save newly changed files. That's quicker.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  4. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    Malte Gell <malte-gell-usenet2010@herr-der-mails.de> wrote in
    news:8db1peF2nkU1@mid.individual.net:

    > Hello,
    >
    > do I see it right, that C:/Users is on MS Windows, what /home/ is
    > on Unix? Or does Windows 7 store user data on other places besides
    > C:/Users?
    >
    > I ask, because I would like to move C:/Users on a TrueCrypt volume
    > and be sure, all user data will be safe there.
    >
    > Regards
    > Malte


    Just keep in mind that the user registry/profile resides in this
    folder -- which implies that if you move your profiles to a Truecrypt
    volume, your TrueCrypt volume must be mounted and in place before the
    user logs on...

    -- John
     
  5. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:00:37 -0700, John Wunderlich wrote:

    > Malte Gell <malte-gell-usenet2010@herr-der-mails.de> wrote in
    > news:8db1peF2nkU1@mid.individual.net:
    >
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> do I see it right, that C:/Users is on MS Windows, what /home/ is
    >> on Unix? Or does Windows 7 store user data on other places besides
    >> C:/Users?
    >>
    >> I ask, because I would like to move C:/Users on a TrueCrypt volume
    >> and be sure, all user data will be safe there.
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Malte

    >
    > Just keep in mind that the user registry/profile resides in this
    > folder -- which implies that if you move your profiles to a Truecrypt
    > volume, your TrueCrypt volume must be mounted and in place before the
    > user logs on...
    >
    > -- John


    Interesting. I was assuming that he meant to put his data on the TrueCrypt
    volume as a means of backup; you read it as that he was running from it...

    I have no basis to choose between those ideas. Maybe the OP will tell us.
    Or perhaps you will prove that I'm wrong :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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