Having troubles with relocating users folders.


  1. Posts : 4
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    Having troubles with relocating users folders.


    Hello,

    I am trying to follow the 'Move Users Folders to another location' (Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials)
    tutorial and I cannot get my Windows system to move the folders.

    I watched the Video, very helpful, and noticed a mention of an "all important" Windows install file "windows.vim" file ... but I could not find that file on my system. This is about 3:27 into the video.

    I had to recently use the "Media Creation Tool" to re-install Windows 10 as all but one of my user accounts failed to login. So I thought I would move all my account to another drive, just in case my primary drive is failing

    Since I am running Windows 10 1803, 17134.345; I read that I did not have to de-activate the other users, so I did not.

    When I run the sysprep command:
    "%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe /reboot /unattend:d:\relocate.xml"

    My system reboots and I go through the screens shown in the tutorial. I create a dummy account and I think all the rest. When I log into that account, the user folders are all still pointing to "C:\Users". All the other users' folders are also still pointing to "C:\Users" as well. I can not tell if the 'unattend' file is actually being used or if there is some error happening.

    Is there a log file someplace that records the install/sysprep results or progress.

    Below is my sysprep unattended file: [I changed to 'x86' and Profiles to "D:\Users", this was just copied from the tenForums web site.] I did notice that in the video, there is an extra line "cpi" and some reference to Windows 10 "Edition", but that line seemed optional according to another posting on this forum.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <FolderLocations>
    <ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
    </FolderLocations>
    </component>
    </settings>
    </unattend>


    I hope there's not too much information here, I was trying to show everything all at once. (I think I can manually move the folders by using the "location" tab on the properties pages, but I was hoping that this sysprep would work.)

    Thanks for any advice.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,351
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, a thought just to get an appropriate response- whilst double posting is not good practice, you could post a link to this question in the comments following the tutorial.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ok, I will try that. Did not know that was possible.
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