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How do I relocate my user home directory to another partition?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Al Dykes, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    I'm new to W/7 and am setting up my first machine witha large D
    partition for my user files.

    I see instructions for relocate "My Documents" to D: via the
    properties tab.

    I see that there is an entry in the start menu for my user ID ("user")
    but I don't see the same way to relocate this folder.

    Is it possible to relocate "user"?



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    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:hpdp6q$nvo$1@panix5.panix.com...
    >
    > I'm new to W/7 and am setting up my first machine witha large D
    > partition for my user files.
    >
    > I see instructions for relocate "My Documents" to D: via the
    > properties tab.
    >
    > I see that there is an entry in the start menu for my user ID ("user")
    > but I don't see the same way to relocate this folder.
    >
    > Is it possible to relocate "user"?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Al Dykes
    > News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is
    > advertising.
    > - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
    >


    The users Folders are Non excitant There just virtual links
     
  3. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 5 Apr 2010 18:45:46 -0400, Al Dykes wrote:

    > I'm new to W/7 and am setting up my first machine witha large D
    > partition for my user files.
    >
    > I see instructions for relocate "My Documents" to D: via the
    > properties tab.
    >
    > I see that there is an entry in the start menu for my user ID ("user")
    > but I don't see the same way to relocate this folder.
    >
    > Is it possible to relocate "user"?


    I don't know if it is possible, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it.
    That folder is pretty central to the way Windows "thinks".

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  4. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <dqw6ywr25piz.hjf9yaf6papf$.dlg@40tude.net>,
    Gene E. Bloch <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:
    >On 5 Apr 2010 18:45:46 -0400, Al Dykes wrote:
    >
    >> I'm new to W/7 and am setting up my first machine witha large D
    >> partition for my user files.
    >>
    >> I see instructions for relocate "My Documents" to D: via the
    >> properties tab.
    >>
    >> I see that there is an entry in the start menu for my user ID ("user")
    >> but I don't see the same way to relocate this folder.
    >>
    >> Is it possible to relocate "user"?

    >
    >I don't know if it is possible, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it.
    >That folder is pretty central to the way Windows "thinks".




    I could have used an ID other than "user" and things would have been
    clearer. My user id on this machine is *user* which means there is a
    folder called C:/users\user shown by properties in control panel. I
    don't know offhand if it's a link or not.

    I'd like to relocate "user" to another partition.

    I can understand that relocating "C;\users" would break things.




    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  5. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 5 Apr 2010 22:34:26 -0400, Al Dykes wrote:

    > In article <dqw6ywr25piz.hjf9yaf6papf$.dlg@40tude.net>,
    > Gene E. Bloch <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:
    >>On 5 Apr 2010 18:45:46 -0400, Al Dykes wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm new to W/7 and am setting up my first machine witha large D
    >>> partition for my user files.
    >>>
    >>> I see instructions for relocate "My Documents" to D: via the
    >>> properties tab.
    >>>
    >>> I see that there is an entry in the start menu for my user ID ("user")
    >>> but I don't see the same way to relocate this folder.
    >>>
    >>> Is it possible to relocate "user"?

    >>
    >>I don't know if it is possible, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it.
    >>That folder is pretty central to the way Windows "thinks".

    >
    >
    >
    > I could have used an ID other than "user" and things would have been
    > clearer. My user id on this machine is *user* which means there is a
    > folder called C:/users\user shown by properties in control panel. I
    > don't know offhand if it's a link or not.
    >
    > I'd like to relocate "user" to another partition.
    >
    > I can understand that relocating "C;\users" would break things.


    I stand by what I said. Your user directory is under C:/users...

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     

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