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moving Users folder to my data partition?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    I'm very new to W 7. I like my data to be on a separate partition for
    easier backing up. Is it possible to safely move the C:/Users folder to
    that data partition? I notice that it does not have a "Location" tab.

    Thanks, Jeff
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message news:u2_5n.6$BV.0@newsfe07.iad...
    > I'm very new to W 7. I like my data to be on a separate partition for
    > easier backing up. Is it possible to safely move the C:/Users folder to
    > that data partition? I notice that it does not have a "Location" tab.
    >
    > Thanks, Jeff


    No. It's possible to move Documents, Favorites, Videos, Pictures, Downloads,
    Contacts, Saved Games, Searches and Desktop to a User-created folder on
    another drive, but C:/Users you cannot move. AFAIK.
     
  3. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:16:40 +0000, Gordon wrote:

    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:u2_5n.6$BV.0@newsfe07.iad...
    >> I'm very new to W 7. I like my data to be on a separate partition for
    >> easier backing up. Is it possible to safely move the C:/Users folder
    >> to that data partition? I notice that it does not have a "Location"
    >> tab.
    >>
    >> Thanks, Jeff

    >
    > No. It's possible to move Documents, Favorites, Videos, Pictures,
    > Downloads, Contacts, Saved Games, Searches and Desktop to a User-created
    > folder on another drive, but C:/Users you cannot move. AFAIK.


    That seems a little limiting - you should be able to put any directory
    anywhere.
     
  4. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "ray" <ray@zianet.com> wrote in message
    news:7rrbb8FjmsU2@mid.individual.net...
    > On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:16:40 +0000, Gordon wrote:
    >
    >> <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >> news:u2_5n.6$BV.0@newsfe07.iad...
    >>> I'm very new to W 7. I like my data to be on a separate partition for
    >>> easier backing up. Is it possible to safely move the C:/Users folder
    >>> to that data partition? I notice that it does not have a "Location"
    >>> tab.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, Jeff

    >>
    >> No. It's possible to move Documents, Favorites, Videos, Pictures,
    >> Downloads, Contacts, Saved Games, Searches and Desktop to a User-created
    >> folder on another drive, but C:/Users you cannot move. AFAIK.

    >
    > That seems a little limiting - you should be able to put any directory
    > anywhere.


    There are other hidden folders within C:/Users that the system uses AFAIK...
     
  5. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/21/2010 10:16 AM, Gordon wrote:
    >
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:u2_5n.6$BV.0@newsfe07.iad...
    >> I'm very new to W 7. I like my data to be on a separate partition for
    >> easier backing up. Is it possible to safely move the C:/Users folder
    >> to that data partition? I notice that it does not have a "Location" tab.
    >>
    >> Thanks, Jeff

    >
    > No. It's possible to move Documents, Favorites, Videos, Pictures,
    > Downloads, Contacts, Saved Games, Searches and Desktop to a User-created
    > folder on another drive, but C:/Users you cannot move. AFAIK.

    Thank you.
    Jeff
     

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