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Moving \Users folder ... Is this a reasonable approach?

Question: Moving \Users folder ... Is this a reasonable approach?

I essentially skipped Vista completely (bought it with the hardware, installed it, then discarded it) and started with the 7000 beta. Am currently toying with 7077 on a new, 3-week-old monster machine that needs to shift into productive use very soon.

Moving the "Documents and Settings" folder was easy back in XP days. It appears to be a lot more complicated now. However, after a bit of reading, I've come up with the following:
Clean install (in this case, 7077 x64) as user 'username'
Enable 'Administrator' account
Log out of 'username' and log into 'Administrator'
Continue with computer setup using the 'Administrator' account
Delete both the account and files for 'username'
Hack the registry to alter the location for new user accounts
-- [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList]
-- Replace '%SystemDrive%\Users' with 'D:\Users' for the 'ProfilesDirectory' key
Create a new account for 'username' with admin privileges which appears as D:\Users\username\...
Log out of the 'Administrator' account (leaving it active and located in the C:\Users folder)
Log into the new 'username' admin account and go about business as usual.
(There will be four additional non-admin accounts created on this machine -- all of them located in the D:\Users folder.)
My question is: Does this seem a valid approach to separating the Users folder from the system drive? Or, am I setting myself up for problems?

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Answer: Moving \Users folder ... Is this a reasonable approach?

Hello Weh,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You might take a look at this
Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location - Vista Forums[11]=File Folder Settings

and this
Relocating your user account to another drive

Gary

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I just built a new computer and have a 240g ssd as my c drive. I'm pleasantly surprised about how many apps along with wind 10 I've been able to install to it (I'm, as I type, downloading doom from steam on it), but I know I'll soon reach a limit.
Does anyone recommend a way to move the users folder to my conventional hd or not recommend moving it?

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I'm somewhat confused over correct way to achieve something.

I have only just upgraded to W7

Previously I had OS on my C drive and 'user' folders on a physically different drive.

I have done a little googling .. some results show multiple pages on text on how to do this, another use 'mlink'
another using robocopy & whole load of cmd line stuff, another says do it within users profile setting.

What is the simple way of moving the 'users' folder (with the number of sub user folders) to a different drive, and removing the original folders ... i.e. keeping the house clean.

Purpose is to keep user data such as my documents etc ... separate from ... so OS partition does not run out of space.

Answer:Moving users folder

This is the method I used, and I believe the least likely to cause bad juju:

1. create a user folder on your secondary drive.
2. open your user folder (done by clicking on the arrow at the far left of the address bar, then selecting your name)
3. right-click on the first item then choose "preferences"
4. click on the "location" tab
5. enter the address of the new location. what I do is just copy the new user folder's address (EG: "D:/User/") to the clipboard, then highlight everything before the folder name and paste the new adders (EG: Default is C:/users/"username"/Desktop, highlight the "C:/users/"username"/" part and then ctrl+v)
6. click OK.
7. it will ask if you want to create that folder. click ok
8. it will ask if you want to move contents to the new folder. if you want to, then do that.
9. repeat steps 3 through 8 for all folders.

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I would like to restore my default users accounts to C:\users..... but dont want to lock my self out in the process. How should I proceeed?

Background:

INITIAL SETUP - When I first started using Windows7, I had the default set up with:- Program files on C:\Program Files
- User files on C:\Users
This worked, but was problematic/inconvenient re backups.

MODIFIED SETUP. Using the tutorial here , I repartitioned my drive asd revised my set up to :- Program files on C:\Program Files
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- User files on D:\Users
This worked for a while, but it took some time for me to realize that this is not really what I wanted, as the \Users location is really a mix of User Account files and true User Data. My desired endstate is shown below.


INTERIM (CURRENT) SETUP - In prep for my end-state, I currently now have this:- Program files on C:\Program Files
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- User files on D:\Users
- User Data files on D:\UserData
END STATE, - My last and final step, not yet done, is to get to this:- Program files on C:\Program Files
- User files on C:\Users
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- User Data files on D:\UserData
If I follow the steps outlined in this tutorial , to move from D:\Users to C\Users, are there any cautions I need to be aware of in terms of avoiding pitfalls that would prevent me from loggin back into my machine?

I recall, in the past, being challenged when I was faced with error messages telling me t... Read more

Answer:Moving the \Users folder back to where it was

I have used User Folders - Restore Default Location quite a few times to restore User folders to default location without any problems. If the Location tab is missing then rebuild them using the other option.

In the future you can copy any or all of each User folder to another drive and link it easier by rightclicking to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

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I want to move the users folder from C: to D:.

i read, on another forum, that this could be done like so...
Lets imagine you have a PC with 3 accounts.
One is a plain admin account, (administrator) another is an account you have created for the move (adminmove) and the other is a boggo ussr account (user)
Shut down PC (important)
Fire up PC, log on as administrator. Run regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
Change profilesdirectory to the new location. Any new users will now have their profiles go there.
go to your documents and settings folder. copy the adminmove and user folders to the new location. You will not get errors about files being locked UNLESS you have services using any of these user accounts to log on. To find out if you do go start>run>services.msc and make sure the log on as section uses no user accounts there.
Leave the S-15-18, S-15-19 and S-15-20 subkeys alone. Those profiles take up next to no space and I wouldn't risk changing them.
You will see some S-15-XX-blah subkeys. These are for the user accounts that exist on the computer. Within each key is a ProfileImagepath REG_EXPAND_SZ
Change these for all but the account you are logged on as.
Shutdown and restart the PC. Log on as adminmove.
start>run>cmd
type set and make sure the USERPROFILE shows the new location.
Move the administrator folder from documents and settings to the new location. Go into regedit again and change the pro... Read more

Answer:moving the 'Users' folder from c: to another drive

i guess you're better off creating a user folder yourself and leave the registry alone.
Just assign your folder as user default folder, leave the original intact.

You are going in at the deep end here.

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W7, 64 bit. I have my OS etc on a 100 gig partition (c:/) and data (My Documents etc and Outlook data) on a data partition (F:/)- balance of the total of 500 gig. I have pointed my libraries to the correct location(s) in F;/My Documents. However I have not yet worked out how to move the C:Users folder or maybe its sub folders to the data partition. I would like to do this so that the things that go there by default end up in the data partition. Any suggestions?

Answer:Moving users folder to a data partition in W7

Here are a couple of ways click here & click here. G

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Trying to follow the Tutorial 'Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10' and, at the beginning of the tutorial, it states:
'You can download a Windows 10 ISO image with the install.wim file needed for this procedure by following instructions in this tutorial (Option One): Windows 10 ISO Download'

I used Media Creation to download and burn a DVD of the Win 10 Pro 64bit .iso but I looked through the DVD and couldn't find any install.wim file.

What did I do wrong that it didn't download with the rest of the .iso files?

Answer:Help with moving the Users folder for an upgrade (to 64bit from 32bit)

look for install.esd under Sources folder instead of install.wim

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Not knowing it would cause problems for me later, I setup a home built computer with a symbolic link for the Users folder from my SSD drive (system drive C) to Drive D. When I found I couldn't update to Windows 8.1 I did some research and discovered I should not have used this method for moving the Users folder and I need to move it back first in order to update.

After doing some research, I decided to follow the knowledge base article found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2876597 as my guide to move it back to the system drive. I have started this process and I'm part way through but I have encountered a problem that I can't figure out how to solve.

I booted into safe mode with a command prompt and deleted the symbolic link on my C drive. I followed the instructions in the article to use robocopy to copy the Users folder from my D drive to my system drive but it fails because some system files (like ntuser.dat) can't be copied (presumably because they contain the system info for the account I'm logged into so I am locked out).

I'm not really sure how to get around this and I don't think I'd be able to reboot and get into my system right now unless maybe I recreate the symbolic link from the system drive to d:\users.

Any advice or links to an article with steps I can follow would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Eric

Answer:Moving Users folder back to system drive to update to 8.1

I did the same thing. You need to boot to a Command Prompt from your Windows Install disc. This is the tutorial I used to move Users off of C: and I just reversed it to move it back, deleting the link and using robocopy as you mentioned.

Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

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Hi everyone,

I have just done a clean, fresh reinstall of Windows 10 using the USB media creation tool (installs a clean 1607 build and then I update it), but I'm running on a laptop with small SSD and a huge secondary hard drive. So now I want to migrate the C:\USERS folder location to D: drive. I am trying to follow an excellent guide from tenforums, using the relocate.xml file. However, on my Windows 10 USB boot stock, I do not have the \sources\install.wim file necessary for this step.

The only wim file there is on the USB media stick is \sources\boot.wim.

Can I still go on with the procedure described above and put "boot.wim" instead of "install.wim" on the USB drive (G in the relocate.xml file?

I would very much try to avoid digging up the Windows 10 original CD which does have the install.wim file. First, I'm not sure where it is, but also, I am trying to solve a very annoying problem with windows, which has happenned during the update of older Windows 10 build to anniversary update - so I would like to avoid any windows components or installation that are older than 1607 build, like the Windows 10 CD.
Thanks

Answer:Moving USERS folder to D: drive, no install.wim file, just boot.wim?

Notice at the beginning of the tutorial you linked to (Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums) that you have to use Option One to get the Windows ISO file to create the Windows 10 USB flash drive from. It contains install.wim. The USB flash drive that the Media Creation Tool Creates (which is Option Two) contains install.esd in the sources folder instead of install.wim.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

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My lap top has got two 50G hard drives on my laptop and I've filled up one of them.  To free up some space on my Vista (C:) drive I wanted to move my USERS folder containing my profiles, docs, music, etc to my 2nd (E:) drive.If I drag the folder from the C: folder into the E: folder will this cause any problems?  For example, will Windows Media Player know to send ripped songs to the E: drive?

Answer:Moving "Users" folder from one HD to another in Vista?!?!?

I would look at moving other items if possible...this is an easy way to cause issues with the machine although there are plenty of Tutorials on the web with instructions on how to do so...I've only ran this method on 3 builds but it makes it a real pain to make a backup image that can be restored properly.This should be a consideration if you decide to do this...

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Can anyone help me regain Security Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder which I lost while looking at the access rights. I mistakenly closed the box while playing with the access rights and lost any access to the file.
I pulled the access rights to the file using icacls they are below.

application data
D:PAI(D;OICI;FA;;;WD)(A;;0x1200a9;;;WD)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)S:AI

I am thinking I can change the information in the file and restore it. Not sure exactly what to change?

I was also thinking I could pull the info from another computer running with the same operating system and reapply them to this file? Would this work?

I looked at Previous Versions of the upper level folder. Can I restore a previous version of this whole folder? Will it restore the Application Data folder with the prior permissions?

Answer:Lost Access Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder

Are you asking about the Application Data or Appdata folder?

If Application Data, this is not a real folder but a junction used to allow interface with legacy programs. No access is necessary since it is pointing to the Appdata folder.

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Got a problem here with a classroom full of Windows XP Pro PCs, where if I put new shortcuts into All Users\Desktop, when a user logs on they can only see the shortcut as an unknown file type which does not run. Any existing shortcuts in All Users\Desktop work ok, just not any new ones!

The PC's are on a Windows 2003 Server network (with AD) and have local user profiles.
 

Answer:Network users cannot run shortcut items placed into All Users Desktop folder

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

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The general method to change ownership is not working
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Answer:How to Unlock "Users\All Users\Documents folder

My Win10 computers [both Desktops and Notebooks] do not have an All Users Folder in the C:\Users Folder, all are default Upgrade installs.

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I had to enable "Show hidden hidden files" in order to install Wizcrafts' latest Spam Filters for Mailwasher.

There are two new users there. They were created dated today, when I first switched the computer on.

What are they?

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Every time I move a file from one folder or directory to another...the destination folder shows the date and time of the current activity and the original file creation date/time is lost ? Is there a way to move/copy files from one folder to another...or one drive to another...without having the destination file's properties updated to the current date and time ?

Thanks....TRinAZ

Answer:Can you keep file dates from changing when moving folder to folder

If you move within folders on the same drive the date and time are preserved. If you move from one drive to another the create date changes.

A google search indicates RoboCopy can do this (or at least I think that's what it was saying).

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Hello,
I have an application in Excel that sends mail via Outlook. I don't have any problem in sending the emails, but I would like to know if anyone could give me a hint how to, through my VBA-code, move the e-mail that I just sent to a folder of my choice.

Grateful for any help

Bengt

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Hi Guys
I am getting the following error
"Could not find this item"
"This is no longer located in Drive:\ Verify the location and try again"
If I click retry it continues as if nothing happened.
Just started happening a couple of weeks ago and I don't recall any special happenings or installs at the time.
Does anyone have any ideas to the cause or rectification.

Windows 7 Ultimate

Answer:Folder not found error when moving folder to another location

Only if you copy from D drive? Always folder TEMP that's in problem?

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Question: Moving Users

Ok so a while back i had a problem with my user, the desk top was all messed up nothing worked right,
So i made a new user named Test, at the time used to make sure everything was working (which it was)

Because my original user was all messed up i ended up moving all my stuff to the user space "Test" and forgot about it.

Now i have come to the realization that i would rather not be a Test user and i am planning to make a new user and move back to that one.

The only problem is that moving last time was a pain, it took about a month to set every thing up, remember passwords, bookmarks, sidebar apps, ect.

is there an easier way to move all my stuff?

Answer:Moving Users

Hello,Have you tried http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-v...y-transfer.aspx

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A past virus must have caused this.The C:\Users folder is not visible in explorer for some reason.I can still visit the contents and the pc works fine,but this is not right.Also, there is a lock on my users/alexandros folder icon.Maybe it has something to do?

Answer:Users folder not visible in explorer,lock on admin's user folder icon?

Oh,note that i went in and tried to give "users" read and write rights of the users\alexandros folder to see if the lock goes away ,but i saw the processing was taking too much time and also some files had access denied so i quit.I hope i did not mess up

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Hi All,
I've recently setup a clean install of Win10 onto a new system.
Prior to this I backed up my 'Users' folder from the old setup (also Win10) onto my d:\ drive, on a second HDD.
Now that the system is up and running, I've noticed that the backup 'Users' folder is being 'seen' by Win10 as a system folder, resulting in my inability to rename it etc.
Searching for a newly created document that is located in 'My documents' on c:\drive results in it being called up as existing in:
c:\users\neil\documents (where it actually lives)
d:\users\neil\my documents
d:\documents and settings\neil\documents

How best can I disassociate the d:\drive backup 'Users' folder from my system folders ?
Thanks for the assistance.
Cheers, Neil

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Hi All,
I've recently setup a clean install of Win10 onto a new system.
Prior to this I backed up my 'Users' folder from the old setup (also Win10) onto my d:\ drive, on a second HDD.
Now that the system is up and running, I've noticed that the backup 'Users' folder is being 'seen' by Win10 as a system folder, resulting in my inability to rename it etc.
Searching for a newly created document that is located in 'My documents' on c:\drive results in it being called up as existing in:
c:\users\neil\documents (where it actually lives)
d:\users\neil\my documents
d:\documents and settings\neil\documents

How best can I disassociate the d:\drive backup 'Users' folder from my system folders ?
Thanks for the assistance.
Cheers, Neil

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I clicked on the Hidden box of Properties for a couple of my folders.

I lost my limited user account folder in the Users folder. How do I get it back?

Thanks,
theAdmiral

Answer:I lost my limited user account folder icon in Users folder.

You mean you hide it? If that what happened, just change the folder view setting to show up the hidden folders.
Refer here:
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

If that isn't what happened, then elaborate the situation much more.
Take Care

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Got my permissions meshed-up (do not ask how).
Want them restored to what it should be.

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I downloaded a free typing program on widows xp home. It works fine. However when trying to access it from a second user, it is nowere to be found. Both user accounts are administrateors? How can I make this availible to all accounts on XP.Thanks Pringles3030

Answer:moving programs between users

Why not just install it under the other user?  If that typing tutor program tracks progress, each user would want to maintain their account anyway, wouldn't they?

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Hello!
I found that I had a lot of duplication on my pc.
I had pictures under Windows/Users and the same under Our Photos (D
I moved the pictures under Windows/Users to the Our Photos (D
I now find in File Explorer I have D:/ and Our Photos (D
Can I Safely delete D:/ ?
Cheers

Answer:Moving files from Users

Windows folder does not by default contains a subfolder named Users, this folder is not part of Windows system folders and can be deleted.






I now find in File Explorer I have D:/ and Our Photos (D



What does the D:\ partition contains can you post a screenshot of Disk Management console. You can open the Disk Management console by typing Diskmgmt.msc into Start Menu.

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I have Windows XP and I would like to send my favorites list to the other user on my computer so that it displays the same as mine on Internet Explorer. Thanks!
 

Answer:Moving favorites to other users

Save the "Favorites" folder (It'll show up as a star)from "C:\Documents and Settings\Your User\" and put it in the same location on the recipient computer and you should be good.

Or you could go to "File>Import and Export" in Internet Explorer to export an html file that can be imported into the other PC.
 

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Hey all.

I am currently playing with Trixbox (asterisk) and having some great fun too!

I have it working internally now, but want to set it up for users who leave home alot.
I set up a subdomain pointing to my IP, and put the Asterisk server in the DMZ (for now).

Some users couldnt authenticate to the server, however i have one user who just connects via a USB modem to connect and call me, but i couldnt hear them?

So my questions are.

1. Which ports to i need to foward to the server. Useing SIP
2. which ports do i need to open on the firewall for the remote users
3. any ideas why i couldnt hear the one use who could connect?

Notes on 3. Mic was not on mute. and worked in Sound Recorder.
Phones are XLite soft phones, Windows (and one mac)

Anything else to ask let me know
 

Answer:Trixbox with moving users

Digital-Vortex said:



Some users couldnt authenticate to the server, however i have one user who just connects via a USB modem to connect and call me, but i couldnt hear them?

So my questions are.

1. Which ports to i need to foward to the server. Useing SIP
2. which ports do i need to open on the firewall for the remote users
3. any ideas why i couldnt hear the one use who could connect?

Notes on 3. Mic was not on mute. and worked in Sound Recorder.
Phones are XLite soft phones, Windows (and one mac)

Anything else to ask let me knowClick to expand...

1) Check the wiki. You need to forward the SIP ports AND the RTP ports ( Which are udp ).

2) See above

3) So with SIP passing through ok, the call can be setup, but the ports that the audio travels on ( I want to say udp 10,000-20,000 ) were closed. So the control line was ok, just no audio.

I'll see if I can find the data in the wiki, but you might want to see if trixbox has a FAQ that has this data too.

Try reading this and see if it helps: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache...P+sip+firewall+ports&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1
 

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HI

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

I want to move the c:\Users\<User-account-name> directories of my users and of the administrator respectively in the d:\Users\<User-account-name> directories of a D partition located in the same hard disk. Also, I want to move even the public directory in the D partition. So how do I do this?

THANKS

BYE

Answer:Moving C:\Users in an D partition

See here. caskater4's random ideas

Several here have had success with it, but can mess things up if done wrong, so make sure you have good backups before messing around. Do at your own risk.

Gary

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How do you move documents between users on the same computer using vista home premium ?

Answer:moving documents between users

Originally Posted by mram3333


How do you move documents between users on the same computer using vista home premium ?



Are you trying to give them access, or do you want to move them permanently?

K

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Here are two tutorials explaining how to move your Users folder to a different drive in Windows 8 (very straightforward) and Windows 7 (a bit more difficult). You need two drives or one partitioned drive.Windows 8 (I did it yesterday, it took 15 minutes, I don't see any difference in terms of performance, and I have now a system drive and a data drive) :http://www.itnota.com/move-users-directory-to-a-different-drive-in-windows-8/Windows 7 (not tested) :http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-the-users-directory-in-windows-7/Make sure you have a backup of your current installation before proceeding !

Answer:Moving the Users directory

IMPORTANT UPDATE
 
Moving the Users directory might stop you from upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 (the process will fail). If this happens to you, here is what to do.
 
Please refer to this page (same as above) and repeat steps 2 to 6 to access the command prompt. Then type
 
C:\Windows\System32>C:
C:\>rmdir Users  (this will delete the junction, that is, the link to the Users directory location)
 
Now, you need to find out which is your Data drive (that you moved your Users directory to).The best way is to type
 
C:\>dir D:
C:\>dir E:
and so on, until you see your Users directory. Let's say this drive has the letter X.
 
C:\>robocopy /copyall /mir /xj X:\Users C:\Users
 
Then reboot, and voilą, the Users directory is back on C: and you are now able to upgrade Windows 8 to WIndows 8.1.

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Hello!
I found that I had a lot of duplication on my pc.
I had pictures under Windows/Users and the same under Our Photos (D
I moved the pictures under Windows/Users to the Our Photos (D
I now find in File Explorer I have D:/ and Our Photos (D
Can I Safely delete D:/ ?
Cheers

Answer:Moving files from Users

Windows folder does not by default contains a subfolder named Users, this folder is not part of Windows system folders and can be deleted.






I now find in File Explorer I have D:/ and Our Photos (D



What does the D:\ partition contains can you post a screenshot of Disk Management console. You can open the Disk Management console by typing Diskmgmt.msc into Start Menu.

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HELP!!!

I turned my computer on after work and found that it seemed like everything had been deleted, as in I had no installed programmes anymore and my documents, pictures and videos libraries were empty. Also that I had no record of my email anymore.. So I had a look and found this new user folder (Dan.Dan-PC) which was created in my users folder.

My old user (Dan) is still there which has all my old information and library structure there but it is not being showed anymore. It is some virus which is loading these new libraries on startup!! Please help me!!!




I did a scan with AVG and got this:

Answer:Virus making new user folder in users folder!?

You might try the procedure's listed in the guide. This system seems to be pretty far gone. Interesting virus, a swing and a miss for AVG.
How to easily clean an infected computer (Malware Removal Guide)

Having an extra drive with a recent system image + system restore procedure using DVD is the best method for fixing these problems.

Of course these days you need to keep that extra drive unplugged if you really want to keep it safe.

You might want to try the security section of the forum for more help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/

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Hi,

I have a problem in installing the Adobe Acrobat professional 7. During installing this software , the software cannot access to the folder Documents and Settings/all Users/Documents. I know that I am the administrator of the computer but when I want to acess to the folder it denied. I think during uninstalling the old version of Adobe 5, this problem was happened (maybe I deleted some share files).

the Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 cannot copy any file in this folder (Documents). I would appreciate it if you could help me to fix this problem so I can install this software.

Thanks
Kambiz

Answer:Access Deniel For Documents Folder In All Users Folder

Please help me to fix my computer.

Kambiz
Thanks

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Using win10 - 64bit
Logged into cmd prompt as admin.
Cannot see C:\users\all users with the following cmd's

Folder does not show in normal File Explorer window
Run TREE cmd and the All Users folder does not show.
Run DIR cmd for C:\users and All Users does not show
Run ATTRIB -s -h C:\users and still do not see All User folder appearing. Restart after running ATTRIB cmd, but does not trigger reload of folder.

BUT, when I
Run DIR cmd for "C:\users\all users" the folder and files show
Run ROBOCOPY and the All Users folder and its files transfer.

Somehow this folder has become hidden and I am unable to unhide or see it.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Unable to see folder C:\users\all users

Windows does not have a folder All users. It is a link to C:\ProgramData folder, in other words when you run command DIR "C:\Users\All Users", it lists the content of folder C:\ProgramData.

Kari

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Why are there 56 temp users in my Users folder? They don't appear in the regular Windows' User Accounts, so I can't delete them there. Should I just delete all these folders?
 

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Using win10 - 64bit
Logged into cmd prompt as admin.
Cannot see C:\users\all users with the following cmd's

Folder does not show in normal File Explorer window
Run TREE cmd and the All Users folder does not show.
Run DIR cmd for C:\users and All Users does not show
Run ATTRIB -s -h C:\users and still do not see All User folder appearing. Restart after running ATTRIB cmd, but does not trigger reload of folder.

BUT, when I
Run DIR cmd for "C:\users\all users" the folder and files show
Run ROBOCOPY and the All Users folder and its files transfer.

Somehow this folder has become hidden and I am unable to unhide or see it.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Unable to see folder C:\users\all users

Windows does not have a folder All users. It is a link to C:\ProgramData folder, in other words when you run command DIR "C:\Users\All Users", it lists the content of folder C:\ProgramData.

Kari

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So I followed the instructions in this link

Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

Everything moved over but my desktop disappeared and all my running apps are gone so I did the reverse to chang it back and was somewhat successful. I still can't change my background from the black and everything seems to have disappeared in terms of preferences.

Now is there a way to move over parts of the users folders as my SSD is quite small and mods take up exsessive amounts of space that can be done reletively simplely?

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I noticed my Users folder had over 17gb and since my SSD only had 18gb left, I decided to move the folder to another hdd.

That caused all sorts of problems and I moved it back.

What can I safely move from that folder to avoid problems?
 

Answer:Solved: Moving Users File

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I have a customer who is moving off a domain to a workgroup. Is there a easier way to move there domain profile over to the local profile? I have already started creating the local profiles but would like to avoid moving data and reconfiguring there pop email in outlook and mapped drives. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Moving users from domain to workgroup

Google Data
 
Louis

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Hi,

I was wondering if there was a quick way of relocating a user's directory folder to another drive without having to go into all of the individual folders' location tab in properties?

Answer:Moving the location of the *users* folders.

Possible: YES, Quick: NO

You can try looking here An error message informs you that you cannot move or rename the Documents and Settings folder

Though it is best to do this on a fresh install of windows before you install anything else.

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Hi,I have 30 Acer W510 tablets to use with the children in my school,Ii need to lock the tiles on the student account. I have looked through the GPO and cannot find anything as yet, if i dont lock them the children will move and remove tiles.
please help

Answer:stopping users from moving tiles

Hello!

Unfortunately this can't be done. The Start Screen, if you think of it this way, is much like the Desktop with icons. I would imagine small children might end up moving tiles around, but honestly, I've found that if you don't tell the person HOW to do that, very good chances are that said thing won't happen. Will the tablets be used with the children primarily? No other users?

If you have to, I think you can use a third party program to do that. I can't think of the name, but it basically prevents any changes in Windows from being saved to the registry hive. At every restart, it goes back to the default image that an administrator can only change.

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I'm about to setup a PC for a user
its brandnew and not yet been opened

The spec is very high and has a 250GB SSD drive and a 3TB harddrive - and will have windows 8

I would like to set-it up so that the User account is on this 2nd 3TB drive - making default mydocs, music, pictures etc automatically goto the 2nd drive - so its all transparent to the user

I have done this on Vista and it was very very easy to move the users to a D: drive partition
BUT windows 8 appears to be a bit more complicated

I have read about on 1st install using the Audit Mode - which appears quite involved , running a script and also it requires that you have a copy of windows 8 on DVD - I dont know what version nor will the PC come with any installation media

see this link and note

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4275-user-profiles-relocate-another-partition-disk.html
(Change the drive letter in wim:F: to that of your CD/DVD drive, USB stick or virtual drive containing your Windows 8 installation media (DVD/ISO). Notice that installation media has to be available to system when running sysprep. Change Windows version accordingly, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro.Click to expand...

Any recommendations
 

Answer:Solved: Moving users to 2nd drive

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Hello!

I'm posting for help with Windows 7. It seems that when I try to move or delete a program that is shared on all users from my desktop, it will affect the other users. How can I move or delete a file freely without it being deleted from the desktop of other users?

Help is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Deleting/moving files without affecting other users.

To move or delete files w/o affecting others is to copy the the file(s) to the other user(s) profiles in C:\Users\<username>\Desktop. Then remove the original files in C:\Users\Public\Desktop.
 

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hi all,
i would like to share / discuss an alternative method to move all folders and subfolders of your user home directory from the system partition to a new one.

here's what i did:
- clean install of windows 7 rc1 to a new 40gb partition on a new 250gb hdd and leave the rest unalocated
- enabling the windows buildin administrator account
- login as administrator
- rename c:\users\[user_name] to c:\users\[user_name_orig]
- create an empty folder c:\users\[user_name]
- create a new ntfs volume and mount it to c:\users\[user_name]
- use robocopy in windows cmdline like this:
robocopy c:\users\[user_name_orig] c:\users\[user_name] /COPYALL /E /R:0
- login as [user_name]
- if everithing works as expected, delete c:\users\[user_name_orig]
- proceed with costumization, installation of apps, and so on ...

awaiting your comments & suggestions

regards obogosa

Answer:moving users folders - alternative method

  
Quote: Originally Posted by obogosa


hi all,
i would like to share / discuss an alternative method to move all folders and subfolders of your user home directory from the system partition to a new one.

here's what i did:
- clean install of windows 7 rc1 to a new 40gb partition on a new 250gb hdd and leave the rest unalocated
- enabling the windows buildin administrator account
- login as administrator
- rename c:\users\[user_name] to c:\users\[user_name_orig]
- create an empty folder c:\users\[user_name]
- create a new ntfs volume and mount it to c:\users\[user_name]
- use robocopy in windows cmdline like this:
robocopy c:\users\[user_name_orig] c:\users\[user_name] /COPYALL /E /R:0
- login as [user_name]
- if everithing works as expected, delete c:\users\[user_name_orig]
- proceed with costumization, installation of apps, and so on ...

awaiting your comments & suggestions

regards obogosa



I tried something similar to an XP computer several months back, and it just about killed the entire system as far as the user account is concerned. There is one MAJOR flaw in your technique:

While you can copy the user folders. etc to another location, what about the thousands of registry entries that point to the original " c:\users\[user_name]"? I haven't tried mounting an NTFS volume into a folder, but I guess that could work.

You are still however, copying way to much redundant information that serves no real purpose... Read more

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Dear all,I have had a few problems with users accidently moving shared folders into other folders and then us not being able to find them! We use a MS small buisiness server and I wondered if anyone knows how to stop people from moving the main folders, whilst letting them ammend and create files and folders within those main folders.Thanksewebber

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1) We've created a distribution list in Outlook 2002 that only the one user can access because it's in her Contacts tab. How can we get that distribution list into, say, the Global Address List so everyone on the network can use it? Is there a way to transfer or otherwise duplicate the list into the Global Address List?

2) (EDIT-) Got #2 figured out, now there's just the first question remaining.

Thanks,
m19
 

Answer:Moving an Outlook distribution list so other users can use it

Dunno wether this stuff will help... I have Outlook but dont use it,

http://www.outlook.unh.edu/tutorial/tutorial2002/address.html
http://support.its.ied.edu.hk/stufaq/2.7.html
http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/dl.htm
 

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i had moving my users file from my drive c to drive d,after i moving the file all my thing in desktop is gone,all the application is not working and show tat file missing. i try to move back to drive c but doesnt work,so wat can i do for restore everything to normal and get all my thing back? tq

Answer:windows users file moving problem

what op system? vista 7 8 8.1 10?
a system restore should solve the problem

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I have a lot of users in the users folder. I know how to make the subcategories, is there anyway I can move a large number of users over at once. They are not sorted in a list of 1000+ accounts. They are sorted into security groups though. So basically can I move everyone in a security group into a separate folder other than Users?
 

Answer:Active Directory: Question about moving users.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...ws2000serv/maintain/featusability/adusers.asp
 

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Having searched endless forums looking for SteadyState options with Windows 7, I have found that MS does not support this, but using Group Policy you are supposed to be able to achive the same end result.
I want to set up computers for use in a school and I just want the kids to not be able to move the icons around.  I guess this means either that they can't update the desktop, or that the desktop is not saved as they log off.  I've tried making
the desktop read only and this stops them changing the icon file names, but they can still move them.  I've also read (and re-read and re-read) the Creating_a_Steady_State_by_Using_Microsoft_Technologies[1].doc but again I can't get it to work.
Has anyone a nice answer please?...  and by the why sign me up for the "bring back SteadyState for Win7" petitions

Answer:Windows 7 prohibit users moving icons

Start=>type gpedit.msc=>select it from the results
User Configuration=>All settings=>prevent changing desktop icons
This combined with other group policies should achieve your steady state that you can apply to any machine.

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Hi

I came across this great video where it tutorials you on how to install your OS on your SSD and move your user and program files to HDD. I'd like to get some input if this is a good idea to do to your computer (reduces your write speed on SSD making your ssd last longer since the write speed is finite).

Here's the source of the video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unm3VMTMZu4

you can skip to 5:30 if you want but from 0:00 to 5:30, just explains what he's going to do, making sure you install the OS to the SSD to get the partition files which is important, and whatnot.

It seems like a easy thing to do given that I just have to copy and paste the entire "commands" he wrote down on the description. Then edit the registry and do some other stuff.

Is the tutorial on youtube better than the one Lightning posted on this group and are there actually files being saved on your SSD drive? cos you look in your program files or user files and then you see all the files. is that on the hdd right (if done correctly)?
source link to tutorial on sevenforums - SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7






Quote:
It has been asked what other little things can be done to squeeze a litle more performance from Windows 7 on our SSD drives... One thing that helps maintain performance on an SSD is the percentage of free space available to the SSD controller to execute 'wear leveling'. Basically, spreading out the load to the least used empty memory cells.
In ... Read more

Answer:Installing OS to SSD, moving users and program files to HDD?

There is no link to a video in your post.

What about this advice in your other thread,








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Brink









  
Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsOP









  
Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck


Put your OS and Programs on the SSD. Your Documents, Music, etc can go on the HDD. This will make your programs open faster being on the SSD. You will have plenty of room. Windows 7 only takes about 30 GB.


To do this, do I change the user folder default location to the HDD drive?

All the folders in the User folder right?

User Folders - Change Default Location


WindowsOP,

If you like, I would recommend to do what's in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial instead of actually moving all the user folders in your user profile folder to the HDD.

It'll be easier and safer to do.

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In Outlook Express.6. I have 2 users set up,Whoever is online as user and recieves e-mails gets them all in his/her inbox.Is there a way to then move the e-mails not for you into the other users inbox?

Answer:Outlook Express,Moving e-mails between users

Set up a message rule. First create different Inboxes e.g. Mike`s Inbox & Fred`s Inbox. Then go to TOOLS>MESSAGE RULES>MAIL hit the NEW key and choose "Where the To line contains people" and "Move it to the specified folder". Simply click on these in the third box and type in the names and the folders.

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Hey there,

I'm attempting to use the guide posted on lifehacker to move the users folder to a different drive as W7 is installed on a rather small SSD.

The guide is here: Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

I followed the directions to the letter, except of course, when it came to fixing the drive letters. C: was swapped to e: while the drive that I would like users on is f:

I've tried it with and without /copyall. I've tried changing the switch to - instead of /, and I've tried using /xjd instead. But every single time, robocopy skips 37 (of 195) directories and the process fails.

Does this guide simply not work? Or am I missing something? I'd really like to move the whole thing (especially Appdata), not just documents.

I'm using upgrade media of W7 home premium 64bit and a fresh installation of W7 (unactivated as yet - though I had the same problem before with a fully updated/activated version of windows.)

I doubt it's needed, but specs:
i5 2500k, 8gb ram ddr3-1300, p67 gigabyte motherboard (I can't recall the model offhand), 1tb wd caviar black, 64gb crucial m4, radeon hd 6850. The partition I'm trying to move the users folder to is freshly formatted ntfs with nothing on it as of yet. I checked the drive - it's apparently healthy. It's also only 2 weeks old.

Thanks in advance - this is rather frustrating.

Answer:robocopy skipping folders (moving c:\users)

Try this tutorial move default location of User Files. I'm not sure about the one you linked to, but this one works.

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Hi,

I am new here and would like some advice with moving the Users and Program Files directories on a clean installation of Windows 7 Ultimate.

My computer has a 60Gb SATA2 Solid State Drive which I am installing the OS and I have 2 640Gb SATA3 hard drives, one of which I want to use for both users, program files and program files (x86).

I have read and tried many different approaches and I would prefer using a 'symlink' to achieve this rather than any registry hacks, as I have read that a symlink has fewer side effects.

I would appreciate if anyone could provide me with any help on this.

If it is any help my OS drive letter is 'C' and the location I want to move the folders to is 'Z'. In system recovery mode the drive letters are 'F' and 'C' respectively.

Thank you all for you time.
I look forward to hearing fro you.

Regards,
Andy

Answer:Moving Users and Program Files Directories

Hello rezurrection, welcome to Seven Forums!



Once programs/apps are installed they cannot be moved, if you want to install the prog/apps to another location then create another folder on the target HDD to install them to; you cannot move the Program Files / Program Files (x86) folders as it will cause instability.


You can move your user files, have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

User Folders - Change Default Location

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Guys & Gals, this covers not only Windows 10, also covers Windows 8 and 7, all versions/all editions.
I know there are several places that give details on how to move C:\users' users profile folders from C
to another partition or to another HD [internal].
There are drawbacks. Can youse nice folks give some snippit-quotes and URLs regarding the drawbacks?
I believe that picking up one end of the stick means getting the other end of the stick as well.
I'm at work, and there are wirelss limitations, I can't do certain searches, I can't copyNpaste anywhere today.

Answer:Moving C:\users profile folders from C to [other place] - drawbacks?

I have used the Sysprep method to relocate the Users folder (and ProgramData in Windows 7, moving it is not supported in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10) since early beta days of Windows Vista. Never had an issues, I have not heard nor do I know any drawbacks.

When done, Windows works exactly before. See these tutorials and read a bit the conversations in these tutorial threads for more information:

Windows 7: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation - Windows 7 Help ForumsWindows 8 & 8.1: User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or DiskWindows 10: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Kari

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So it seems Sysprep no longer works when you upgrade to 8.1

So you can't move the program files or users folders in accordance with the tutorial.

So has anyone here figured out how to do it yet? or know of a tutorial that does work?

thanks!

Answer:Windows 8.1 and Sysprep or moving users/program files

Even worse, sysprep failed to reboot in audit mode in Win8Pro, so I can't move users back to C: and upgrade to 8.1
Unless there is a manual way to move it back to C:. I would think there is. Anyone have any ideas?
Otherwise I reinstall Win8 Pro, buy a new MCE upgrade, upgrade to 8.1. Then spend the next week or so rebuilding my dev and gaming environment.

Internal recommendations are to keep users on C:, but open the Properties on the Documents/Music/Photos/Video folders and point them to a Users folder on another drive. I was told that was a supported format for upgrades and patches.
Also, be aware that the Libraries folders are no longer visible by default in Explorer. View-Options to turn them back on.

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I'm running Windows 8.1 on an HP EliteOne 800 TouchScreen Computer. I've currently got the system configured to automatically login to a particular user account and run IE in Kiosk Mode and I also have the On-Screen Keyboard docked at the bottom of the screen. I was able to prevent users from closing the keyboard with a little utility I found called "NoClose" but users can still minimize the keyboard or drag it around the screen. I want it to be locked in place so that no user will be able to close it, minimize it or move it around. Any thoughts on how I might accomplish this?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I brought a computer to my house to reinstall Windows and do all the updates. Worked fine.
Brought the computer back to the users house and update no longer works. The internet works fine, I'm able to download stuff.

The error I get is:
8024402C
and
0x80070057

I ran the updater fixer and it fixed some issues but the 8024402C error.

Answer:Updates not working after moving computer back to users house.

Did you see this article?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-update-error-8024402c#1TC=windows-7

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hi there,

in an sbs2003 environment do you guys use the connectcomputer wizard on the client machines to connect up to the sbs2003 network and install/configure outlook etc?

i've found that using the wizard gives the user who ran it local admin rights on the client machine. but, interestingly enough, not on any other machines which they subsequently login to.

what tips and tricks do you use to join the machines up to the network, how do you deal with local admin rights, and how do you deal with people moving around machines?

many thanks,
andy.
 

Answer:sbs2003: connectcomputer wizard, local admin rights, and users moving around...

I actually still join the domain the old fashioned way...instead of the Connectcomputer wizard.

I really don't have any clients that run on SBS....where roaming profiles helps....I have it at one non-SBS client.

To help your setup..just add the domain users group to the local admin group..that way your roamers will be OK.
 

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I would like to move my Outlook 2003 .pst folder to My Documents. May I have simple step by step easy instructions please? I have Windows XP Pro..
Thanks!
 

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Question: Moving Folder

I am trying to move a exercise video from my hard drive to my external hard drive but keep getting the following message.Cannot copy this file it is being used by another person or program.Close any programs tht may be using the file and try again.This is not being used anywhere else and I have also restarted the PC which has resolved this problem before but it still wont move and why copy not move

Answer:Moving Folder

Maybe see if task manager shows anything running.click hereHave you tried different methods to move the file. Drag and drop, right click and "send too" etc.

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Question: moving a folder

My wife clicked on All Programs and then on the program she required. Then by accident she dragged the icon onto the desktop instead of just clicking. The result being that the folder is now on the desktop and where she would have normally clicked to enter the program is empty. Can you help???

Answer:moving a folder

What is your operating system?

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Question: Moving Folder

I have WindowsXP Home Edition. I was curious if I could e-mail
my entire Recipe folder from my personal file folder. I clicked
e-mail and sent it to myself. Just a few recipes were successfully
sent. The entire folder disappeared from my CWC personal file folder list. I searched from Start and found it:
C:\Documents and Settings\Carolyn\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\RECIPES
I cannot get the Recipe folder back in my CWC folder list.
Curiosity really killed this cat. I can only get it as far as My Documents list. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Moving Folder

Some times Xp has this hang up about letting you just click and drag a folder to another location. I found just right clicking on it and selecting Copy and then going to desired destination and right clicking and selcting paste works well just make sure you do not select Paste shortcut other wise it will just be a shortcut to the old destination. When you have copied it over just delete the old one in
'C:\Documents and Settings\Carolyn\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\RECIPES'
that should be it. As far as fixing your file transfer problems its just one of those XP hang ups. Some days it will work and some it wont. Also you might want to check the write permisions of the folder. by right clicking on it and looking in the properties. Down at the bottom is a couple of options like read only, hidden, archive you might want to make sure all that is unchecked as well
 

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I have such a mess going I am making another post to avoid confusion ( mostly in me ) I will try to explain.

I have a ssd for the os and then a hd for "D" storage,

Lets say my user name is "Harry" and I wanted to move some user/harry folders to the "D" drive,
I wanted to place the moved user folders into a folder of their own so I made in "D" a folder lets say I called "Dobby".

What I now thought I did was go to harry down to "my pictures" right click it then clicked properties,
then clicked location then clicked move, I then found "D" and found the "Dobby" folder in "D" clicked on "Dobby" and then select folder, I then click it to move and all files,

Now I have a two part problem.
"Dobby" folder is gone from "D" replaced with a second folder called "my pictures".
"my pictures" folder is gone from the user/harry folders list, how do I get it back?
Next problem,
When I go into "D" I have two "my pictures" folders one empty and when I click properties on it and look at the sharing tab it's name is "my pictures".

When I click properties on the other folder named "my pictures" in "D" and go to the shared tab it's name is "Dobby"?

So how do I get "my pictures" folder back in the list on user/harry?
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Answer:missing "my pictures" folder in users, folder renamed itself

dobby folder on D drive contains a hidden file disktop.ini. Thats why it behaves as "my prictures". Please listen carefully and do just what i tell you!

folder is gone from the user/harry folders list. =>You mean C:\users\Harry doesn't have folder "my pictures" anymore?

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No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason?

What's the deal? Thanks.

This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.

Answer:Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder

Hello,

I don't know why you want to, but you have to fiddle quite a bit with the permissions.

Navigate to the folder (Default User) and right click on it and select Properties.Under the Security tab, click Advanced.Under the Owner tab, click Edit.Click "Other Users and Groups".Click Advanced.Click "Find Now".Scroll down and double click on Everyone.Click OK THREE times.Click on the Permissions tab.Under type Deny, single click on it and click Remove.Click OK.Click Edit (now on the standard file Property window under the Security tab).Click Add.Click Advanced.Click "Find Now".Scroll down and double click on Everyone.Click OK.Single click on Everyone and then tick the "Full Control" box under Allow.Click OK TWO times.
This will get you in, but I don't know why you want to. Don't fiddle with anything in there.

Richard

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Hello guys,

I have a rather strange problem. Lately I've been seing that I have a double refference of my "Downloads" folder in my user folder. You can see that effect on my attached picture:

They appear double though and lead to the same location (when right clicking and going to the position tab). When you open them of course they are one and the same. When you delete them... well... they both are deleted! (carefull there). I even tried to reallocate one of them and erase the other, but they both are moved. It looks as if one is the ghost of the other!

It's not a big problem of course but It pisses me off! Isn't there a way to make the downloads folder link single again? I guess I should look somewhere in the registry but don't know where to look. Any help would be hot.

Answer:Users Folder displays double "Downloads" Folder.

Hello Escozul, and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you right click on each "Downloads" folder and click on Properties, do they both have a Location tab?

If not, then delete the folder that doesn't.

In addition, double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for the Downloads folder to make sure everything is set properly for the folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason?

What's the deal? Thanks.

This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.

Answer:Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder

Can you take ownership of the folder?








  
Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks


Taking Ownership of Files and Folders
As an administrator you can take ownership of a file or folder as follows:
1. In Windows Explorer, rt-click on "properties" for the file or folder.
2. Security tab | Advanced
3. Owner tab| click Edit
4. In the Change Owner To list, select the new owner. To take ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder, select Replace Owner On Subcontainers And Objects option.
5. OK | OK

Assigning Ownership
As administrator or the current owner, you can assign ownership to another user or group as follows:
1. In Windows Explorer, rt-click on "Properties" for the file or folder.
2. Security tab | Advanced
3. Owner tab | Edit
4. Click Other Users Or Groups
5. Type the name of a user or a group | click Check Names | Choose the name you want if its not already filled in | OK
6. From the Change Owner list, select the new owner. For a folder, select Replace Owner On Subcontainers and Objects to assign ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder.
7. Ok | OK

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Is it poss to move the shared folder to another partion

Answer:Moving Shared Folder

You can share almost any folder you like. What do you mean by "the shared folder"?You can copy a shared folder to a new partition by dragging and dropping, but it will loose its shared status. But there's nothing to stop you reapplying its shared status.

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This seems crazy to me. I have a folder with a lot of TV shows labelled with the date of showing. When I sort them by "date" they end up all over the place, not in chronological order due to the way the files have been named.

So I want to drag them into correct order. With Vista this was fine, you could move a file within a folder. But with W7 (mine at least) if I try to move the file it just springs back into the same place.

I have tried changing security settings and enabling sharing, but it makes no difference.

Can other people move files within a folder? This is the same for all my folders.

Answer:Moving files within a folder

7 would move the file depending on the way they are arranged.

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Hey all,
I am having a small problem which I have encountered.

I am trying to move a rar folder to MyGames folder and it's having none of it..
It just seems to be my MyGames folder and no other folders on my PC.

I am currently using Windows 8.1 is there a problem or a glitch with this?
I currently have McAfee installed could this be apart of moving folders, copying folders to another folder?

I have checked all my permissions etc in the MyGames folder and they seem to be fine.
I am trying to move folder to my Farming Simulator 2013 folder and it's not doing anything not even popping up with any kind of warning why my folder isn't copying, pasting correctly.

Is there any sollutions for this? Thanks!

Answer:Moving folders to another folder

UPDATE: I created a second account and moving folders to the specific folder I am trying to do is working perfectly on my second account. On my first account it's not letting me move, copy folders to the specific folder in MyGames.

Thanks.

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Can I install a second hard drive and map the mydocuments folder there, so I can reinstall windows without having to back everything up?

Thankyou for any help
 

Answer:Moving Mydocuments folder

Right click the my documents folder, properties, type the path in the target. Move your files to the target.
 

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I'm running Windows 7. I have an external hard drive that I want to move folders to. I don't want to COPY them (as in drag & drop) but I'm sure there's a way to MOVE them.
Any help appreciated

Answer:Moving folder from one drive to another

You could right click on your folders and use the "send to" method - then when you are sure the transfer is complete delete them from your internal hard drive
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Not sure if this is in the right spot, so forgive me if its not.

One of the hard-drives in my laptop is nearly completely full, so I was thinking about moving my 20 Gb+ photo folder onto the other hard drive.

I was worried though that this might mess some things up, such as links to the photos or whatever.

Anyone know what could go wrong?

Thanks
Aaron Snyder
 

Answer:Moving the My Photos Folder

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I am currently running winnt 4 with sp6. Our desktops use win98 2nd ed. We use a program for data entry which requests users to enter file names to access certain job files. We ask them to type it in, but some user is scrolling through the folders and moving them with the mouse to god knows where. What i need is a way to protect the folders from being moved but allow the files to be accessed and changed/appended to by the users. Any suggestions on how to prevent them moving the folders but allowing the write?
 

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I have a games folder on my C drive, with loads of games in, I want to move it to another drive, how do I move it so that all the links/icons are still active?

Answer:Moving Games Folder

elbmek said:

I have a games folder on my C drive, with loads of games in, I want to move it to another drive, how do I move it so that all the links/icons are still active?



Steam has a program for that but can move only their games. For others it's just manual work of reinstalling them to different drive/directory.

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I would like to move the My Documents folder from the Desktop to somewhere else. Note: I have set it with TweakUI to not appear on the desktop. This is fine for viewing the Desktop, but it still appears in Windows Explorer at the top of the list and in Expanded form. That is the real pain. It takes up most of the page when it is open and its a pain to have to Collapse it everytime I open Windows Explorer, just to be able to see my C: drive clearly. Anyone know how to Move the folder to c:/program files/, for example? All the Registry edits, I have tried, have only made things worse. It seems to be a simple matter to rename the folder, My Documents, to something else. The name change survives a reboot, which I was surprised to find. I changed the folder name to 'tttt'. Then did a registry search for 'tttt'. It found only 2 entries. I found that surprising as well.
The 2 entries were:
HKCU/software/microsoft/windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/CLSID/{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
with subentries /DefaultIcon, data=%systemroot%/system32/mydocs.dll,0
You can see by the 0 that I have hidden my My Documents folder from the Desktop. mydocs.dll has several My Documents references, but I cant figure them out.
HKU\S-1-5-21-1370165507-597582777-1392588124-1336\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

Not much there, surprisingly. In mydocs.dll there was also a reference to setupapi.dll. I opened it and had a look. I r... Read more

Answer:moving My Documents folder

If you right click on My Documents, Properties, Target, you can change the path for it right there. I have mine on my D: drive so it gets backed up...

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I have a games folder on my C drive, with loads of games in, I want to move it to another drive, how do I move it so that all the links/icons are still active?

Answer:Moving Games Folder

elbmek said:

I have a games folder on my C drive, with loads of games in, I want to move it to another drive, how do I move it so that all the links/icons are still active?



Steam has a program for that but can move only their games. For others it's just manual work of reinstalling them to different drive/directory.

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hi, i just installed windows again and i installed it on the wrong disk (the small one not the big one) i wonder if i can move the Windows folder into another drive and make windows still work fine?

thank you!

Answer:moving WINDOWS folder

I'm not even sure it will let you move it. And if you do i'm sure it'll munson your OS.

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I accidentally started to move the "My Music" Folder into the random "My Ebook" folder. It stopped though cause I was listening to music but some files moved. Now the specialized icon and some files are in my ebook. How do I merge them back?
 

Answer:Folder Moving and Merge

System Restore
 

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V3.0 of Partition Magic had a nifty program called "Magic Mover"
which moved a folder and/or file and all its shared files and registry
components to another HD or partition. They no longer make that program, which only worked on FAT partitions.

Does anyone know of another program which will do the above, ie, move a file/folder and ALL associated pointers and registery entries?
 

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Can any one tell me a good reason why when I move a folder of folders and files any executables in those folders loose their compatibility and administrative settings?

Is there any way to prevent this happening?

If not, is there any way to apply this setting for a collection of files rather than one by one?

Any help and advice greatly appreciated.

Answer:Moving a folder of files

Can you give more details for what you mean by "lose their compatibility and administrative settings"?

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hello all,I was hoping to get some help on an issue that my mother keeps having (she's 73).She does a bit of photo manipulation ans moving files and things around using drag-and-drop methods.My question is: Is there any way to setup a verification prompt when dragging and dropping a folder into another folder? She does this inadvertently and then spends hours trying to understand where her folder or file have gone!If not a windows tweak or option, then maybe a DOS Batch file to detect folder moves, Whatever....ThanksiONik

Answer:Moving Folder Verification

If she drops it in the wrong place, press CTRL+Z to undo.

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How can I move the 'my documents' folder to a different drive? I want to keep my data seperate from XP in case I need to reformat again...stevejd

Answer:Moving 'my documents' folder

Drag and drop the folder into your new formated drive. Then you will need to alter the path for all your programs from C:/my documents to read (new drive letter):my documents.

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I'm getting a new computer and want to know how to move all the folders I have in my Outlook Express email program (v6.0 updated to the latest version) from my old computer to the new one, both having OE. The help in OE says to select the folder, Compact it, then find the folder and copy it to a floppy or CD (.dbx extensions).

I know where the folders are stored by doing 'properties' when right-clicking on the folder. My question is how to move that folder and all its contents on a floppy or CD? Do I need to use Windows Explorer? Thanks....

Ken
 

Answer:Moving Out Exp folder contents

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I am looking to move the Appdata folder within my user file. I have tried previously to move it(changing the location of the files inside it)and it caused system hangs and a loss of the start menu.

Ive also tried to do the old method of running though audit mode and that also does not work.

Reason being for this is my main drive C: is an m.2 drive used for the OS only. Programs being automatically installed on the m.2 is causing program hangs for one and two, i dont want the m.2 drive to be used constantly.

Is there any way to move these folders without causing system hangs and loss of the start menu?

Answer:Moving Appdata folder

Shinjitago said:

I am looking to move the Appdata folder within my user file. I have tried previously to move it(changing the location of the files inside it)and it caused system hangs and a loss of the start menu.

Ive also tried to do the old method of running though audit mode and that also does not work.

Reason being for this is my main drive C: is an m.2 drive used for the OS only. Programs being automatically installed on the m.2 is causing program hangs for one and two, i dont want the m.2 drive to be used constantly.

Is there any way to move these folders without causing system hangs and loss of the start menu?



Unfortunately, as you have noticed, there's just some things that can't be changed and that Folder is one of them and each User gets it. If I want to save room on the boot drive I do Custom installs of programs [usually a choice in the early stage of the install], haven't found but a few that don't allow that which I consider to be remiss on the part of those programmers. Even though the programs may show in AppData they may also show in C:\Programs Files or C:\Program Files (x86) Folders on 64-bit Windows or C:\Program Files Folder on 32-bit Windows. There will also be data related to those programs in C:\ProgramData. Quite complicated.

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When I had XP it was easy to move files from folder to folder but now I have windows 7 how do I move a file from one folder to another.When I right click on the file all I can see is send to but where I want to send it to is not listed.Can someone advise Thanks

Answer:Moving files from one folder to another

Also when using XP I was able to highlight a group of files and move them en masse can I still do that on windows 7

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hi, when i move an email, i want to keep to another folder, i have always, opened it up, and saved as,, found out this morning, that if i highlighted the lot, I could just drag them over, so over the moon with my new found skill,decided to do my laptop, but it does not work, I tried to drag them over, but it tells me the folder is empty.........anyone any ideas.thank you

Answer:Moving emails to a folder ??

Hi, just a shot-in-the-dark ... delete the 'empty' folder and make a new folder, giving it a name of your choice and then try again to drag etc.

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Long story, but I had placed my onedrive folder inside a different online backup folder (I don't know don't ask me why lol). Anyway now I need to move the OneDrive folder back to the main C: drive folder, but I can't figure out how to stop syncing long enough to move.

I've tried to create a new folder, but it still wants to sync the old folder and since the folder is open in the sync, I can not move, close, delete, or create a new one. I searched google and it said "right-click the folder (in the left hand folder tree) and choose [settings]", however when right-clicking there is no settings link available.

I tried gpedit.msc, and the link required is not there either. So does anyone have any ideas.

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Hi, can anyone tell me how to how to move the main documents folder from the main C partition to one i've created for documents?

Answer:moving the documents folder

Right click on 'Documents' and select properties. Select the Location tab and change it to your partition drive

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Question: moving temp folder

Hi all,

I have a partitioned harddrive and have very little space on the c: drive. This creates a problem when I try to say copy a dvd as the disc image is sent to the temp folder on the c: drive. Is there a way to move the temp folder to my d: drive? Or is there a way to tell say the nero program to send the disc image to the d: drive?

Thanks for the replies.
 

Answer:moving temp folder

I wouldn't know how to change the temp folder (it's probably a registry key ... but I wouldn't tamper with that w/o specific instructions ... maybe from google?)

but have you moved you "My Documents" folder to the D drive? ... also I always install games onto another drive ... I do that and my boot drive has not too much more than 2 gigs on it ... even with a bunch of apps on it
 

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