Poll: How Many Useers Have Moved Users Folder to Another Drive

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  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    Poll User Folder Location


    I am curious as to how many people have moved their entire Users folder to another drive.
    The pole will last a week.
    Last edited by andrew124C41; 10 Aug 2015 at 11:02.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Aug 2015 #2

    I never keep anything that I need on the same drive as my OS. I have it all on a separate HDD and I back that up to the cloud.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 113
    Windows 10
       07 Aug 2015 #3

    I always move them. And some of my HDD's have been through so many Operating systems (or reinstalls of Operating Systems) that there are often now folders such as My 2012 Pictures, My 2013 Pictures, My old Windows vista documents, Old Win 7 Documents, Old Win 7_2 Documents etc.

    I won't keep them on the OS HDD, it's just too easy for me to forget to back them up when I need to do a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Keeping them on another drive means they're likely going to be there after a OS reinstall assuming the HDD they're on doesn't take a dump.

    In general I only keep stuff on my OS drive that doesn't mean anything to me, like when Nvidia unpacks it's files to C:\Nvidia, but anything that I might even remotely want to hold onto gets moved to a different HDD.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       07 Aug 2015 #4

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I never keep anything that I need on the same drive as my OS. I have it all on a separate HDD and I back that up to the cloud.
    Same Nothing on my OS drive.
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  5.    08 Aug 2015 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I never keep anything that I need on the same drive as my OS. I have it all on a separate HDD and I back that up to the cloud.
    What I am interested in is what methodology was used to do this:

    1) Move entire users folder at instillation via answer file
    2) Move entire users folder via sym links
    3) Move sub folders via Location tab

    Thanks
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  6.    08 Aug 2015 #6

    Traijan said: View Post
    I always move them. And some of my HDD's have been through so many Operating systems (or reinstalls of Operating Systems) that there are often now folders such as My 2012 Pictures, My 2013 Pictures, My old Windows vista documents, Old Win 7 Documents, Old Win 7_2 Documents etc.

    I won't keep them on the OS HDD, it's just too easy for me to forget to back them up when I need to do a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Keeping them on another drive means they're likely going to be there after a OS reinstall assuming the HDD they're on doesn't take a dump.

    In general I only keep stuff on my OS drive that doesn't mean anything to me, like when Nvidia unpacks it's files to C:\Nvidia, but anything that I might even remotely want to hold onto gets moved to a different HDD.
    What I am interested in is what methodology was used to do this:

    1) Move entire users folder at instillation via answer file
    2) Move entire users folder via sym links
    3) Move sub folders via Location tab

    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7.    08 Aug 2015 #7

    Bazz said: View Post
    Same Nothing on my OS drive.
    What I am interested in is what methodology was used to do this:

    1) Move entire users folder at instillation via answer file
    2) Move entire users folder via sym links
    3) Move sub folders via Location tab

    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Aug 2015 #8

    andrew124C41 said: View Post
    What I am interested in is what methodology was used to do this:

    1) Move entire users folder at instillation via answer file
    2) Move entire users folder via sym links
    3) Move sub folders via Location tab

    Thanks
    I never use the user folders I just store the data I create on a separate drive.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       08 Aug 2015 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I never use the user folders I just store the data I create on a separate drive.
    Same here. I find easier to create my own set of folders on a separate drive, than use the generic folders that Windows provides.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,737
    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       08 Aug 2015 #10

    I did not, but it is not like I keep anything in User's folders, expect desktop, that is.
    Anyone keeping anything in them has to be a very brave person, they are the first to go.
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