Windows 10: Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10  

  1. Kari's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #1220

    Mordechai said: View Post
    I assume that I have to format the HDD, before attempting to start method 1 again on the new SSD. Is this correct?
    Yes.

    Mordechai said: View Post
    - If so, is the sequence of steps as follows:
    i. Install Windows 10 on SSD.
    ii. Back up contents of HDD to external drive.
    iii. Format HDD
    iv. Reinstall Windows 10 on SSD, following method 1?
    That will work.


    werdoe said: View Post
    1. Is there any decrease/decline of speed from windows start up and/or program start up? I have read several talks about moving appdata negates the use of SSD to boost speed in opening programs. it this true? if yes, does it really have a noticeable difference?

    2. If somehow, being dumb, i did something wrong while on the process, will it damage the SSD drive? im not afraid to do any mistake, but im afraid of the owner of the laptop - the wife.

    3. Is there any known conflict? bugs? with this setup when running outlook? adobe sw?

    4. Lastly, i dont want to be rude, but I just want to be 110% sure, the opening post is updated right? and will work for 1803? hbt 1809? will it matter if it is upgraded to 1809?!
    1. No difference, none at all. Speeds are the same as the Windows system still resides on SSD.
    2. No.
    3. No.
    4. I have used this method continuously since first beta versions of Windows Vista back in 2006. I use it on all physical machines, without an exception, have used in all Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1, and in each and every Windows 10 version since I joined Insider program the day first Windows 10 preview version was released 1st of October, 2014. I am currently using it in latest Windows Insider Preview build for version 1903, released yesterday (or today in US time).

      I have never had any issues. Updates, upgrades, everything works. Everything user profile related is stored on another drive, that's all.

    Kari
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #1221

    Hi and thanks.
    I have done the process and all seems fine but did notice something you did not said why.
    In the video of your original method 1 you say you changed the install windows path to the install.wma.
    yet in the code file this is not there anymore. so guess its not needed?
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  3. Kari's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #1222

    trebleta said: View Post
    So guess its not needed?
    No, it's not needed.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #1223

    Kari said: View Post
    1. No difference, none at all. Speeds are the same as the Windows system still resides on SSD.
    2. No.
    3. No.
    4. I have used this method continuously since first beta versions of Windows Vista back in 2006. I use it on all physical machines, without an exception, have used in all Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1, and in each and every Windows 10 version since I joined Insider program the day first Windows 10 preview version was released 1st of October, 2014. I am currently using it in latest Windows Insider Preview build for version 1903, released yesterday (or today in US time).

      I have never had any issues. Updates, upgrades, everything works. Everything user profile related is stored on another drive, that's all.

    Kari
    Thank you so much Kari!
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