1.    03 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10 & 7 Pro x64

    ESENT errors in Event Viewer


    Not sure if this is the right place, so please move it/me if I'm misplaced.

    I recently re-installed W10, and used Kari's tutorial to help me move the Users folder to a partition on another disk, using the sysprep routine.

    This is a list of W10s Environment variables that apply to my account (MS/user/admin):

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    Those that relate to my account all seem to be pointing to the right location (H:\Users).

    However, until I turned off 'Sync my settings', the event viewer was littered with errors regarding ESENT--Extensible Storage (database) Engine, recorded multiple times per minute in an infinitely repetitive sequence: Events 494, 454, 488 & 413. The 494 event is the trigger:

    SettingSyncHost (2876) {068B89D8-0F81-40D5-A335-0959E66CAECB}: Database recovery failed with error -1216 because it encountered references to a database, 'C:\Users\omnes\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync\metastore\meta.edb', which is no longer present. The database was not brought to a Clean Shutdown state before it was removed (or possibly moved or renamed). The database engine will not permit recovery to complete for this instance until the missing database is re-instated. If the database is truly no longer available and no longer required, procedures for recovering from this error are available in the Microsoft Knowledge Base or by following the "more information" link at the bottom of this message.

    Can anyone suggest a way of directing the SettingSyncHost process to the right location? The drive/partition label (C:) should be H:, but otherwise the path is correct, and the db file (which is a hidden, system file) exists in that location.

    It's not a problem for at present, as I don't have any devices that use that account, and have turned off 'Sync my settings' via Account settings; but it may be in the future, and may also be an issue for those who have moved the Users folder and have devices that give them that syncing feeling.

    Incidentally, virtually all references in the MKB describe permissions rather than location problems, and the "more information" link in Event Viewer (Event Log Online Help) provides no information (Page Not Found).
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  2.    03 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    California
    Posts : 203
    Kernel 4.x.x

    Try a symbolic link to make it appear as it C:\Users exists, but point it to H:\Users
    Then optionally make it hidden so it doesn't clutter things.

    Open CMD.exe as admin.

    Code:
    mklink /D "C:\Users" "H:\Users"
    To make it hidden
    Code:
    attrib +H "C:\Users"
    To make it hidden and a system file (hiding it slightly more hidden)\
    Code:
    attrib +H +S "C:\Users"
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  3.    04 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 & 7 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Hydranix View Post
    Try a symbolic link to make it appear as it C:\Users exists, but point it to H:\Users
    Then optionally make it hidden so it doesn't clutter things.

    Open CMD.exe as admin.

    Code:
    mklink /D "C:\Users" "H:\Users"
    To make it hidden
    Code:
    attrib +H "C:\Users"
    To make it hidden and a system file (hiding it slightly more hidden)\
    Code:
    attrib +H +S "C:\Users"
    I created the link, turned syncing back on, enabled each of the individual sync settings, and so far, no errors.

    Thanks Hydranix; I can mark this one solved.

    I have some ideas as to why the SettingSyncHost looks for the db in the wrong location, but that's whole new thread waiting for activation...
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