Windows 10: Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10  

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  1.    14 Feb 2016 #390

    Kari said: View Post
    I don't even want to comment that statement. Let's just say this:

    The method works perfectly well when done correctly. Here's a screenshot from the PC I am using at this very moment, Windows 10 Education TH2 version 1511 Build 10586.104. The folder Users exists on drive C: but it's empty as it should, all user profiles are located on drive E: as they should:

    Attachment 64169
    (Click screenshot once to pop up, then again to enlarge.)
    It hadnt worked for me at all.
    I had upgraded from 10240 to 1511 and it broke my start menu.
    Tried a reinstall with the method above, couldnt get past the "just a moment" screen where it would loop back to the settings.
    Installed it normally then tried to move it and it broke the start menu in audit mode and would also not get past the "just a moment" screen and loop back to settings.
    Build version 10586.104 professional.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate
       14 Feb 2016 #391

    ISO through Media Creation Tool contains install.esd


    Kari said: View Post
    The ISO image created with the tool uses the WIM file. For Media Creation Tool, see tutorial: Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
    The ISO image created by the Media Creation Tool contains install.esd, not install.wim. I wonder if things have changed since this posting.

    Where else can I go to be sure to get the install.wim version?
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  3.    14 Feb 2016 #392

    hugovictorious said: View Post
    The ISO image created by the Media Creation Tool contains install.esd, not install.wim. I wonder if things have changed since this posting.

    Where else can I go to be sure to get the install.wim version?
    I've had success with this: Convert Install.esd-install.wim Win all download | SourceForge.net
    Open source and free aside from the tools used for conversion.
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  4. Posts : 11,517
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       14 Feb 2016 #393

    hugovictorious said: View Post
    The ISO image created by the Media Creation Tool contains install.esd, not install.wim. I wonder if things have changed since this posting.

    Where else can I go to be sure to get the install.wim version?
    Do you guys read any of the at least most recent posts, or would that be too big an effort? Quote from a post I apparently need to post at least once a week, this from last week:

    Kari said: View Post
    As I have repeatedly told in this thread, you can download an ISO image with an install.wim file from Microsoft Tech Bench

    Tutorial: Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums.
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  5.    16 Feb 2016 #394

    Hi!
    I wonder, do i really need an empty drive to move my user folder? i have 1 hdd with alot of things i dont want to format in order to move my users folder. Is it possible to create a new partition on the same HDD to do this?
    Great guide btw!
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  6. Posts : 11,517
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    Thread Starter
       16 Feb 2016 #395

    Rollarn said: View Post
    Hi!
    I wonder, do i really need an empty drive to move my user folder? i have 1 hdd with alot of things i dont want to format in order to move my users folder. Is it possible to create a new partition on the same HDD to do this?
    Great guide btw!
    Hej Rollarn, välkommen till vårt forum

    No, you do not have to empty the drive. The important thing is that it does not contain any system elements from a previous or another Windows installation.
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  7. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 & 7 Pro x64
       18 Feb 2016 #396

    Kari; method 2 executed as instructed, completed as expected. Excellent tutorial and much appreciated.
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  8. Posts : 11,517
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       18 Feb 2016 #397

    omnescient said: View Post
    Kari; method 2 executed as instructed, completed as expected. Excellent tutorial and much appreciated.
    Hi Omnescient, welcome to the Ten Forums. Thanks for sharing the good news
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  9.    21 Feb 2016 #398

    System settings under System/Storage/Save locations/ are still C:/


    Kari, Thnx for the tutorial!

    I executed method 1 as instructed and it completed as expected. My User folders are now on E: drive within \Users folder.

    Still I have one question. I noticed that Win 10 Settings under the option
    System/Storage/Save locations/ are still having value This PC (C: ) for all for Apps, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos settings.

    Is this OK?
    Shouldn't it be I changed to E:/Users?
    Should I change the setting to E:/Users manually or is it OK to leave it as it is?

    Thank you for advice!
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  10. Posts : 11,517
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       21 Feb 2016 #399

    Albahith said: View Post
    Is this OK?
    Shouldn't it be I changed to E:/Users?
    Should I change the setting to E:/Users manually or is it OK to leave it as it is?
    Yes, it's totally OK. You can leave it as it is, or change it, as you wish. Everything saved in your user profile folder will in any case be saved on E: drive.

    Click image for larger version. 

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