How do I change the location of a user's directory (C:\Users\User)?


  1. Posts : 9
    win 10
       #1

    How do I change the location of a user's directory (C:\Users\User)?


    Hello!

    Version 20H2 (19042.867)

    I would like to change the directory of a user's directory
    (%HOMEPATH%) or C:\Users\User

    I know that I can change the directories of Documents, Music, Videos, etc. but I want to change the whole User Directory and move it to a different drive.

    The reason is that I'm using a lot of computers and sometimes I want to just have specific files & folders for all computers.

    I know that there are other solutions available, such us making scripts with bat, sh (linux), py (python), js (node.js) but I would prefer if it is possible just to change the homepath.
      My Computer

  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,907
    Windows 11 Home Dev 22xxx
       #2

    If it is just for one user, a symlink should do, logging in from another account to do it.

    Create Soft and Hard Symbolic Links in Windows

    Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10
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