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Thanks so much for the detailed walkthough! I have already successfully moved my Users folder to a secondary drive but I am encountering an issue moving it back for a new windows version upgrade. The bulk of my Users folder / files are on my secondary Z drive, however, there is a residual Users folder and subfolder (mostly empty except appdata) remaining on my C drive. I read in the tutorial that one must make sure that:
"[...] the drive into which you are relocating the Users folder is empty or at least does not contain any Windows system folders, especially Users folder or parts of it from any current or previous Windows installation."
First of all, I am assuming that this also applies for restoring the Users folder back to C... Presuming that that is the case, I am unable to delete the Users folder (again, mostly empty except appdata) on C. Even when I grant Administrator permission to delete the folder, I am told that "Folder Access is Denied" and that I need permission from SYSTEM. Am I doing somthing wrong, or does anyone have further troubleshooting instructions?
Only exception: if upgrading from Windows 7 with not only Users folder but also ProgramData relocated, ProgramData must be moved back to C: drive before an upgrade. Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 do not support relocating ProgramData.
I was writing the same thing out lol. Replying via phone is a bit slower, though.
My main machine and one of my VMs makes use of this tutorial to move the \Users tree, and hasn't had an issue in several months/
so I can even use Windows Upgrade now, really no reason why I should not move Users to another dirve!
thanks for detailed instructions and for your kindness, just wanted to say that!
EDIT: I have a question, if you please: I did everything and it worked like a charm, now I see in my C: drive a folder called Logs (a different one from PerfLogs); I assume it stores the logs from the sysprep process, didn't it? Can I delete this folder?
Last edited by brainvision; 08 Feb 2017 at 07:15.