Windows 10: Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10
I'm having the same problem with mine. Even after the additional steps provided. Still looping in the initial setup wizard, same as ManhattanMarc above.
Finnish but not finished
Which build of Windows 10 you are using, and how / where did you obtain the install media?
To get the full build number, open the Run dialog with WIN + R, type winver and click / tap OK:
1511. The installation media was downloaded from techbench (to obtain the wim). Let me elaborate the situation a bit:
If I run sysprep during a clean install (method 1), then it goes on a loop at the initial setup wizard. I let it go many times more than the 4 times that you had mentioned. It never was able to get pass that point.
If I were to run sysprep after a normal install (method 2), then it would go through, with the User directory properly sitting on the D: drive. BUT, just like using the junction method, when logged in to the desktop, the start menu, search and all the store apps wouldn't work. The Application Event Log would be full of app crashes.
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Last edited by johngalt; 17 Apr 2016 at 14:08.
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Hello there !
Thanks for the tutorial, very well detailed.
I may have missed a step somewhere as now that the Users folder moved to the new HDD letter.
I cannot use my old accounts anymore, even after reactivation.
Windows will not allow allow me to switch users and will not even show any advertisement or error message. While looking to switch or log off the Dummy user account, the start menu will just close without any actions.
Do you have any ideas ?
Think I may have found the answer in the previous reply.
I will copy my docs and folders and try again.
Finnish but not finished
Let us know how it went.
Hello and thank you for this tutorial! I followed the steps and so far everything works out fine on two computers but I experience longer loading times since appdata has been relocated along with the user folders to my slower HDD. So I was wondering if there is a way to keep the app data folder on C while moving the other folders like user folders and download etc to another drive? Or from my perspective: is there a way to move the appdata folder back to C and keep the rest on my HDD?
Yeah, I just deleted old users and recreated them and copied the docs from old to new folder and went OK
Sorry to bother and thanks again
Thank you for your tutorial! I wish to use this on my new PC build - I just upgraded my mobo/CPU and reinstalled most of my software onto my new SSD. Here's the thing - I used to have my user files on my D: drive. You mention that the D drive should be empty for doing this process and have no old windows files. Does this include if I moved those files into a folder named "old stuff" which I'll move over later? The thing is that this is a 2TB drive that's half full... I don't have any other hard drive space to store 1 TB of data... can I still move my user folder over to my D drive or am I totally screwed? Thanks
PS: I think it's absolutely ridiculous the lengths we need to go to do be able to do this. I've been doing this since the XP days... ridiculous!
I used the tutorial to move my user folders to a spare, second drive in my laptop. Now I'm thinking about changing it from a spinner to an SSD and I'm wondering what steps I should be considering, before I make that swap, to preserve my user folders...
I don't want to move my Users folder. (Kari has an excellent tutorial on that. I did it on a previous system and that's not a solution for me.)
My C drive is an SSD and my downloads are at 120GB. Sure, I can move things manually, but...
Alienware M17x R5 Laptop
Windows 10 Pro (upgraded from Windows 7 Pro)
What caused the problem:
1. I wanted to change the locations of the users directory from C:\ (SSD partition that contains the OS) to W:\ (HDD)
I have a computer that is stuck in an "automatic repair" loop. On this machine, the Users folder is on a separate physical hard drive than the system drive.
I have concluded that I will have to reset the PC. What is the best way to move...
I'm trying to move all of my documents to a new hard drive and I successfully did it with all of them except for the "Music" folder; each time I try to move it to a new location I get this error message:
Is there a way to correct this?