Windows 10: Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10
Frustratrion is because your laziness. Why don't you geeks read at least a few of the last posts in the thread and the tutorial really good through before posting your already several times answered questions?
Read this post.
Wow.... I come here for help and you decide to insult me? I have been in IT for over 15 years and never have I replied to someone coming to me for help with this sort of tone. Your tutorials are not as well written and you seem to think they are. But whatever. Assume what you like. THOSE are the instructions I followed.... At least I know now to not recommend this site to others.
I was not insulting you. I wondered why you didn't bother to read at least a few of the last posts in this thread, and / or the tutorial before posting a question that has been answered multiple times.
By the way, if a 15 year veteran in IT must ask a question you just asked, maybe you should reconsider your chosen career?
This doesn't seem to work any more. Creating an ISO with Windows 10 Media Creation Tool creates an iso with an install.esd file, not install.wim.
Is there anything I can do?
I found the answer here to fix my issue. Thank you for the helpful guide, Kari. Perhaps you can update the guide with this info. Currently Method 1, step 2, last bullet point, directs to the post I quoted above -- which is incorrect.
Thank you very very very much! And sorry for the delay: I lost my way back to the forum.
I'll let you know when I'm done.
Could not complete Error message
The long story involves me migrating an existing installation and having a bunch of permissions (e.g. on D:\Users for the 'All Application Packages' principal) not not being set. This meant that a number of W10 'apps' didn't run correctly. I was doing this using the TechBench 10586 image (with install.wim). An MS 'fix' ended up compounding the problem, so I decided to do a clean install of Windows...
With clean install (deleted all partitions), using the same iso (10586), I never get back to the OOBE screen after running sysprep. Instead it fails while on the Windows logo with a blank-body/blank-button error (X) dialog titled Windows Install. Escaping it gives 2 successive "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation" error messages. Escaping them causes a reboot and the loop restarts with the blank error dialog.
I tried this old fix, but it got me nowhere. Instead, I hung on the 'Just a moment' screen. Note that I did stop the (not actually running) wmp service. Note also that the ISO worked fine for a clean install. Do you have any experience with the 10586 build, or ideas on solutions?
Edit: I thought I'd mention that the DVD drive is attached via (Legacy) USB, but is bootable and mounts as specified (drive E: in my case).
Last edited by canufrank; 04 May 2016 at 23:03.
I had forgotten to remove that bullet point when the advice became not valid some time ago when MS changed their systems.
Anyway, this advice has been at the very beginning of Method One, Step One since then (see the highlighted paragraph):
See the last part of this tutorial, titled Upgrade. In that part you'll find instructions on moving the Users folder back to C: drive, although personally I would do it by clean installing Windows.
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?