Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10  

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    The "Method One" section of the tutorial no longer mentions that wim-based image format is required. Does that mean that it no longer matters and this tutorial should work for images with install.esd in them?

    Oh, sorry. Found it:
    Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10
    "It has been mentioned several times in this tutorial that Windows install media is no longer needed for this process. "
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    How can i move the user profile to a ramdisk?
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    Hey kari tnx working great here for half a year on 1809 (1st method)
    now i want to format and make a new clean install, so what to do now with D drive?
    should i back the files i need and format the D drive or can i keep it as it is ? (the plan is to do the tutorial again on 1st method)

    whats the best clean way
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    NRGD said: View Post
    Hey kari tnx working great here for half a year on 1809 (1st method)
    now i want to format and make a new clean install, so what to do now with D drive?
    The only viable and valid method is to backup your user data from D:\Users (docs, pics, videos, music and so on) and format D: drive when you have done the clean install and rebooted to Audit Mode.

    Notice that you should not backup any system files and folders like for instance AppData folders in each user profile. Restoring AppData from old installation to new installation will cause problems, because both the machine GUID and user SID will be changed.

    Kari
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    Kari said: View Post
    The only viable and valid method is ...... from old installation to new installation will cause problems, because ..... Kari
    Hello Kari, I'm the bad guy here: Every time I reinstall W10 on C: I leave D: as it is ( Users + my own IS Data) and Relocated works well ! ..... But on every install I generate a new admin : SuperUser1, 2. 3, SuperUserx. and a new User: UnderUser1, 2, 3, UnderUserx So far : No problem (I did it 4 time in last 12 months) I made a "refresh" install with 1903 update, not even having to change a main setting.... (no reason given) Alain
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    Hi, this is a very helpful guide.
    I want to ask a question,
    Does the new Users folder necessarily need to be named ”Users” and be located on the root of a partition? Like will it work if I make the ProfileDirectory of the xml file for example ”D:\Stuff” or ”E:\Important\UserProfiles”?

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    Gummy said: View Post
    Hi, this is a very helpful guide.
    I want to ask a question,
    Does the new Users folder necessarily need to be named ”Users” and be located on the root of a partition? Like will it work if I make the ProfileDirectory of the xml file for example ”D:\Stuff” or ”E:\Important\UserProfiles”?
    I Just tried it. I set up my users folder to ”D:\Stuff”, and Windows created my account in ”D:\Stuff\Gummy". Everything works fine, no problems yet and hopefully will not be any.
    I'm not as knowledgeable as you Kari about sysprep, but as far as my logic sees it, there should be the exact same effect as ”D:\Users”. This is because the original location of user profiles in the registry are all ”C:\Users”, therefore, ”D:\[CustomFolder]” is not any more or any less foreign than ”D:\Users”. In other words, all registries that would have been changed from ”C:\Users” to ”D:\Users” in the process would instead be changed to ”D:\[CustomFolder]”, and if there are any registries Windows forgets to change (you mentioned that there were a few) those would still be ”C:\Users” in either case.
    Correct me if I am wrong though.
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