Windows 10: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10

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  1.    2015-08-10 #170

    I see now that (part of) the hidden folder C:\Users\Bénoît\AppData remained on C:\
    I do not know if that gives a new light to how this happened.
    I can send you a clipping if you think that is of use.
    When the migration is finished I will let you know.
    Thanks so far.
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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       2015-08-10 #171

    BenoitSvB said: View Post
    I see now that (part of) the hidden folder C:\Users\Bénoît\AppData remained on C:\
    I do not know if that gives a new light to how this happened.
    No, that's as it should be. In some cases, especially after an upgrade install, also the original Users folder on C: drive is there. It will always remain really small, only containing some AppData from programs that can't migrate that data to another drive. In my case I have hidden the folder; it's there. meaningless small taking no storage space and does not disturb me or the functionality of Windows.
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  3.    2015-08-10 #172

    I think I will do everything all over again:

    What about this order?

    1. Boot from recovery station to reach factory status Win8.1.
    2. Upgrade install to Win10 (not clean because I want some off the factory deliverd apps) until settings dialog
    3. Boot into audit mode with CRTL+SHIFT+F3
    4. Edit registry to allow sysprep to run after upgrade: in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup delete both the DWORD Upgrade (right pane) and KEY Upgrade && in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus set 7 to DWORD CleanupState and/or DWORD GeneralizationState; run slmgr /dli in elevated command prompt
    5. mount win10 source, check relocate.xml for drive
    6. net stop wmpnetworksvc
    7. run sysprep: %windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe /reboot /unattend:[DRIVE]:\relocate.xml

    would that be correct or am I wrongly mixing up different procedures (i.e clean install, upgrade install & running sysprep after upgrade?)
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  4. Kari's Avatar
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       2015-08-10 #173

    BenoitSvB said: View Post
    I think I will do everything all over again:

    What about this order?

    1. Boot from recovery station to reach factory status Win8.1.
    2. Upgrade install to Win10 (not clean because I want some off the factory deliverd apps) until settings dialog
    3. Boot into audit mode with CRTL+SHIFT+F3
    4. Edit registry to allow sysprep to run after upgrade: in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup delete both the DWORD Upgrade (right pane) and KEY Upgrade && in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus set 7 to DWORD CleanupState and/or DWORD GeneralizationState; run slmgr /dli in elevated command prompt
    5. mount win10 source, check relocate.xml for drive
    6. net stop wmpnetworksvc
    7. run sysprep: %windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe /reboot /unattend:d:\relocate.xml

    would that be correct or am I wrongly mixing up different procedures?
    That is exactly the order to do it. Sounds fine, I'll be there to reply if something unaccepted happens
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  5.    2015-08-10 #174

    Thanks for your advice; will try tonight. Feed back somewhere tomorrow

    2015-08-11 16:55u: Status update: No problems with the procedure.
    Last edited by BenoitSvB; 2015-08-11 at 09:55.
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  6.    2015-08-10 #175

    BenoitSvB said: View Post
    1. l completely lost the Menu functionality: nothing happens when I click the menu (right clicking still works)
    Same thing happened to me. I followed Kari's procedure and everything worked perfectly. About a day later, the start menu would not respond to right click. Left click still worked. I created new users on the same machine and the start menu worked perfectly. There are dozens of threads out there on this problem. While there are a variety of methods that fix this for some, none of the dozen or so methods worked for me. I reverted back to windows-7. Some of the solutions include using a Microsoft Account instead of a local account, removing all anti-virus software, using powershell script to restore it, creating new users and moving over to the new user (just does it again later), doing a system restore, doing a fresh install. It could be a virus remnant caused this although all the malware and anti virus I have ran clean. Just seems to me Windows-10 is not ready for prime time if there is no decent way to recover the start menu if it breaks.
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       2015-08-10 #176

    Kari said: View Post
    Thanks for sharing, it is really good to hear and read about this from various users.

    It is interesting that MS gave up and changed this; since days of Vista you have had to sysprep the Users folder back to C:, then upgrade, and finally sysprep Users back to where I want the folder to be located. Now suddenly, a few builds before the launch, I suddenly noticed that the upgrade went through with relocated Users.

    Nice
    You can thank me. I put in a request a few builds ago when it stopped working altogether for me.

    I'm sure no one else didUsers Folder - Move Location in Windows 10
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  8.    2015-08-11 #177

    Kari said: View Post
    ...
    • If you changed location of any personal folders to another drive with Location tab in folder properties, set all back to defaults in C:\Users

    ...
    Interesting upgrade path.
    My Users drive is W: and my optical drive is Z: so I guess I shouldn't worry about the D: drive thingy.

    Thanks for your time and effort!
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  9. Posts : 9
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       2015-08-12 #178

    hello. i followed this procedure on upgraded win 10 edu x64 and now i cant boot into windows, got stuck in a loop "hi there - regional settings + etc , reboot and all over again". can you help me please?
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  10. Kari's Avatar
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       2015-08-12 #179

    L1nK said: View Post
    hello. i followed this procedure on upgraded win 10 edu x64 and now i cant boot into windows, got stuck in a loop "hi there - regional settings + etc , reboot and all over again". can you help me please?
    That means, to put it simple, that you have done something wrong. The reboot loop is always a user error. You have either wrong drive letters assigned, invalid install media, wrong or missing CPI source in the answer file or some other user caused error.

    Reinstall or restore a system image and try again, or if you feel you have done everything correctly just forget this procedure. I can guarantee that when done correctly it works.

    If you try to do this again, please let me know as much as possible about your setup. To which drive you would like to relocate the users, what and from where is the install media you use and so on.

    Kari
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