Windows 10: What is the "systemprofile" folder, and why is it on my D drive?

  1.    15 Nov 2015 #1

    What is the "systemprofile" folder, and why is it on my D drive?


    I just upgraded from 7 to 10, and I kept my D drive disconnected until the upgrade was done. Previously the D drive had only what I expected, but now there's a folder called systemprofile which is blocked (although I can choose to see what's there), and there appears to be nothing there.

    I ran a search and didn't see anything about this specific problem. I can see that there's supposed to be a systemprofile folder under c:\Windows\system32, but it's not there. And I can't find anything that tells me just what this is.

    Please help?

    Thanks!
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  2.    19 Nov 2015 #2

    No answers yet? This isn't a huge deal since my system is working properly, but I want to know if I can delete the folder on my D drive.

    BTW, I found that there is a systemprofile folder under c:\windows\system32\config (I didn't drill down far enough before), but it's a day older than the systemprofile folder on my D drive.
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  3.    22 Nov 2015 #3

    I guess there's no answer for this, but that's okay. Since my last post I found that my BD burner wouldn't work properly with Windows 10. It was visible in the Device Manager and it spun up, but Windows would eject it telling me to insert a proper disk, and this happened with several CDs, DVDs, and BDs. It seems that it's a known problem having to do with the driver, and possibly with other software that got in the way during the upgrade, or something to that effect.

    I had an image of my last use of W7, so I restored it to an SSD, and I'm back to W7. I'll probably try 10 again, but it will be a while before I do, and it will be a clean install.
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  4.    22 Nov 2015 #4

    Hi, Win 10 can be discouraging for some, and driver difficulties are not uncommon. I initially had one missing in a 64 bit clean install - coprocessor- but not in a 32 bit upgrade.

    It's a big jump from '7 to '10 as far as appearance is concerned, but that can be improved with work- with limitations, including window background and title bar colours - even transparency.

    As to your systemprofile folder, this 'may' be a legacy issue to do with a user profile. I don't have any such folders.

    Win 10 is also different in the annual/bi-annual big upgrades, as the November one, closer to a new Windows installation, and which resets many things including file associations.

    I find the best way is to use it as a traditional desktop, with a replacement start menu, and a number of GUI mods.
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  5.    22 Nov 2015 #5

    Thanks for your feedback. A traditional desktop is what I already had in mind, and I had 10 looking and operating a lot like 7 on the desktop, making the tiles superfluous. Classic Shell will go even further toward the look and feel of 7, assuming it works with 10.

    Can a clean install be done on a blank drive using the burnable image? I know about the tutorial on this forum, but I just as soon start as clean as I did with 7.
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  6.    22 Nov 2015 #6

    cpmusic said: View Post
    Thanks for your feedback. A traditional desktop is what I already had in mind, and I had 10 looking and operating a lot like 7 on the desktop, making the tiles superfluous. Classic Shell will go even further toward the look and feel of 7, assuming it works with 10.

    Can a clean install be done on a blank drive using the burnable image? I know about the tutorial on this forum, but I just as soon start as clean as I did with 7.
    It should automatically register you since you've already installed '10 - On the same PC I upgraded from 8.1 pro with 1 hard disk (32 bit) and then thought I'd go to 64 bits clean install using a different HDD so I could take my time over the transition, thinking 'new laptop, 64 bits, use Laplink PC Mover or similar as I have before'- that was fine too and registered successfully.
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