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Windows 10 All users taskbar folder location.

Question: Windows 10 All users taskbar folder location.

Does anyone know how to set taskbar icons for all users in windows 10?

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Answer: Windows 10 All users taskbar folder location.

They are stored in C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar for each user. I think you'd have to copy in the shortcuts you wanted from a template.

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Hello, my computer randomly resets my settings, which are for example:

Taskbar buttons: Never Combine back to Always Combine
Also, it changes my custom user folder location from D:/xxxx/Downloads back to C:/Users/xxxx/Downloads and there is no option to change the location when I right click.

Any idea why this is happening?

Answer:Windows resets my taskbar settings and user folder location

Hello, Welcome to the forums!

May I suggest you take a look at this tutorial: Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7

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So my computer decided to change the directory of my pinned items to a folder in my downloads, and I can't figure out how to change it back or find any information on how to do so. I've tried restarting the computer, scanning for possible virus/malware, dragging the folder to I believe default location of

"C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"

but to no avail. Any ideas on how to fix this problem? If you need any more information just ask and I'll try to provide it.

Answer:How do I change the pinned items folder location on windows 7 taskbar?

Hello Suushi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Pinned items on the taskbar are stored in the hidden folder below instead.


Code:
C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
What did you do to try and move the I assume "User Pinned" folder?

If you like, you might see if resetting taskbar pinned items back to default. You'll need to "Pin to Taskbar" any programs you want back afterwards though.

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Here is a step by step solution of how to move your Users folder in Windows 7:

The easiest way to move Users folder, new installed OS or not is

1. Start command prompt from installation DVD1.1. Start your computer with installation DVD
1.2. After entered Language to install, Time and currency format and Keyboard or input method, Click Next.
1.3. On next window, Click Repair your computer
1.4 Click on Command prompt2. Identify your drive letters2.1 In recovery mode, drive letters are change from your common drive letters:
C: this is virtual C-drive
E: this is your C-drive
D: this is your first extra HDD3. Copy your Users folder to destination of your choice.3.1 Use command: robocopy /MIR /SEC /SECFIX /XJ [homedrive]\Users [destination path]
Example: robocopy /MIR /SEC /SECFIX /XJ E:\Users D:\Users
3.2 Make sure all files are copied with no errors reported in the end.4. Remove your [homedrive]\Users folder4.1 Use command: rmdir /Q /S [homedrive]\Users5. Create hard link from [homedrive]\Users to [destination path]5.1 Use command: mklink /J [homedrive]\Users [destination path]
This destination path shall be with the normal drive letter, not the letter changed in Recovery mode. This may differ on your computer.6. Restart computer and log in. You're done.

Answer:How to change location of Users folder

Hi Simon, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Here two even easier methods, from our Tutorials section:
User Folders - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

Kari

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working with vista homeprem sp2 32bit here. ran a quick avast scan a few minutes ago, it caught some small-time junk in the temporary internet files (which were purged easily enough), but it also pointed out C:\users\all users as "the system cannot find the path specified". so I open up windows explorer and try to go there. cue the "refers to a location that is unavailable" error message. now, I don't usually need to prod around in there so I'm not familiar with what normally happens, but I know vista loves to have a bunch of directories displayed that are shortcuts it uses for people who leave "hide protected OS files" checked (I don't, I want to see what's where) which really ought to not be shown when you're not hiding stuff but I digress, that's for MS to be groused at after win8 flops.

SO. should I panic that I've had another thing sneak past the security screens (mvp hosts file, spyware blaster, avast's shields, mbam scans)? nothing else seems out of sorts, but one man's paranoia is another man's preparation, and all.

Answer:C:\Users\All Users refers to a location that is unavailable *error message*

This is normal.All users folder points to c:\programdata folder.These are called symbolic links.

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On one of the computers where my wife works, apparently one of the kids has placed the taskbar horizontally one the right of the screen, and her boss wants it back along the bottom.I've had a look, but can't find a way to move it back. I can expand to the left, but can't narrow it down.Any ME users out there who can help please? I've not used ME at all.

Answer:Taskbar Location in Windows ME

Have you tried holding down left button and dragging it to the bottom?

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Hello there.

I wanted to have my documents, music, pictures and all my personal stuff in a different partition, other than the system core partition (e.g. C:/), so I followed a tutorial on this site to achieve that.

I was happy with the results until some day I noticed that when using the top right search bar on windows explorer it would yield no results at all even though the files were there. I didn't work for any kind of file nor for folders. However, the search function always worked normally on the system partition (C:/)

I created another administrator user account and the same thing happened. Search function within user folders wasn't yielding results, except for the C:/ partition, where it worked normally.

I concluded the search function doesn't work if the user accounts are stored on a different partition, other than the C:/ (Local disk)

I used the indexing and search troubleshooter but it didn't find any problem, therefore it didn't solve anything.

I restarted the windows search service... didn't help.
I set it to Automatic... didn't help either.

I rebuilt the index for the Users folder in the partition... nothing.

I deleted and recreated the libraries... nothing.

I re-indexed them... still nothing.

Now I don't know what to do next and that's why I joined this forum (with the hope of finding an answer)

Please help me! Any help will be welcome!

Answer:Windows Search yielding No Results after changing Users Location

Did you attempt your search again in "Libraries"? as was offered below the lack of search results?
I will dig more to try and help you out. Do you have a link to the Tutorial that you used?

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anyone know if it's possible to specify a custom location for the user's home directory (and all subdirectories)? Basicaly, I'm looking for something analagous to "Specify Target" for My Documents in XP.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Migration Question -- Customer Location for C:\Users\<user name>

you can still redirect my documents easily. If you want to redirect the users directory, your best bet is to create a NTFS Junction for the users directory to somewhere else.
 

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Hi,
I'm using quite a small SSD for my Windows 7 installation. (128GB). I also have a hard drive A: When I upgrade to Windows 10, it will keep a copy of my W7 installation in the windows.old folder. Apparently this is saved on the C: drive. I would need the windows.old folder to be saved to my A: drive which is bigger. Is there an option during the install process that allows me to stipulate where the windows.old folder is to be saved?
Nick
 

Answer:Location of windows.old folder

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Does anyone know where windows downloads and executes the updates from, the actual folder? I have a program for my microsoft keyboard driver that never fully installed and is starting up everytime the computer reboots or it could be a fluke with microsoft update itself I don't know...But it happens when the computer starts up everytime the program treis to download and install then disappears not finishing the job....any help would be appreciated....

Answer:folder location for windows updates

Hello there Seth.

The folder where the downloaded files from windows update are located is:

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

There you'll find different folders with the downloaded files by windows update

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I want the same programs in taskbar for all users

Regards,
Joćo

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How do I add programs to the startup folder ? Where is it?

Answer:What is location or path of the startup folder in Windows 7?

Create its shortcut and place it in the Windows startup folder.
Through Folder Options, enable showing of hidden/system folders.
For current user:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
For all users:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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I know you can move individual user's folders, but can you move the entire Users folder (i.e. C:\Users) so that when a new profile is created it is automatically created in the new location (let's say, D:\Users)?

Thanks
 

Answer:Can you change the Windows 7 User folder location?

The only supprted method of setting a different profile directory is durring the installation process, using an answer file and this entry:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722177(WS.10).aspx

If you are trying to move it in a current installation, there is no supported method. What you can do is this, though its a pain and you can messup easily.

1. edit the values in this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
2. Since there will be ALOT of hardcoded entries that point to c:\users you will have to fix that on a mass scale. Will probably want to use a third party registry editor that supports replace.
3. Restart into a PE
4. Copy the folders from C:\users to D:\users
5. Restart back into windows, cross fingers.

Another way of doing this is to use a NTFS junction point or Symlink
1. Boot into a PE, copy the users directory to the D drive
2. Delete the original users directory
3. create a directory symlink or ntfs juction point for c:\users that points to d:\users
4. restart back into windows, cross fingers.

Personally i would just take the safe route and use folder redirection to redirect the data directories that i care about.

Image your machine before you try either of these
 

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I'd like to review some of my cookies, but I cannot find the "cookies" file. Do you know where it is and how to access it?I'm using Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit.Thank you.Bob K.

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If you download ccleaner and use the analyse function it will show you the file paths of all the file locations for your installed browsers on whichever operating system you are using. Just click on analyse, not clean, otherwise it will wipe everything.

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How do I change the location of Windows "Temp" folder in-

Windows 98
Windows XP

 

Answer:Changing windows Temp folder location

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I recently faced this error while managing folders associated with my music library. One of the folder location went unresponsive, due to which the functionality of Windows 7 Library was affected.
If your libraries locations becomes unresponsive then you will not be able to add new location folders, change default save location or any other modification will not be updated in the libraries.
So, to repair this error, all you need to do is, to remove the unresponsive library location/s and add the location/s again.

Answer:Fix: Windows 7 Libraries folder location goes unresponsive

Thanks for sharing! Sure it will help someone, someday!

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I've tried to search this but I'm finding answers to everything else instead.

I want to change the default location of Windows Explorer after left-clicking the icon on my taskbar. I want to set it to the username (C:\Users\Tim) folder where my 'Downloads' folder and all those other folders are. Is this possible?

I've been accessing this username folder with pins, but I wish opening this folder was quicker. I don't use the 'Libraries' folder at all.

Answer:how to change default location of Windows Explorer folder?

You can change the default locations for the Documents, Pictures, etc. folders - but not for the whole user set. Go to the folder Properties > Location tab.

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I have a computer with three partitions, the first with 100GB exclusively to Windows 7 (already installed), a partition for applications and another partition for personal files (photos, text, music, movies, etc.).
I wonder how to configure the location of "My Documents", so that all users have only their personal files on drive of personal files. In Windows Explorer changed in each of the users the location of the Documents, Music, Video and Pictures.
? After changed the location of the folders above, there is still the same folders in C:\users \, and there are user settings that are there defined, eg Desktop, in C:\Users\. Is there any way to move all settings and folders to another drive?
? Is there any way to do this operation automatic? for future users I will have to repeat the same operation, how can I indicate that all future users will have their settings and documents specified in this specific drive?
I installed some applications and found that some applications did not demand that the location where it was set to be installed the application, having been installed in C:\users and C:\Program Files, intended that all applications (except for windows and Office) were installed in drive applications. How do I specify that this is the default drive for installation applications? Keeping the installations of Windows + Office in this drive.
Applications installed by the administrator are available for all users or must be given access to other use... Read more

Answer:Change the default location of the Documents folder in Windows

How to move user profile folders like Documents, Pictures, Music etc
Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the special folder you wish to move located in C:\Users\<username>.
Right-click on the folder and select Properties.
Open Location tab and enter the desired new path. Click Move. It will open explorer dialog box. navigate to and select desired new location.
Or else manually enter the path.
Click Apply/OK.
You can do the same if you want to change the default location of the Documents folder in Windows.
Also see how to change default program installation directory in Windows.
Hope this is what you were looking for.

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hello
please look at the attachment 
i have pc that do not have  this folder.
1.what this folder means ? 
3.do i need this folder ?
3.when i go to indexing options >modify >"show all locations" is gray

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Hi! I currently inherited a Windows 7 image that has the default location for the users' My Documents folder configured incorrectly. When a domain or local user account logs in to the machine for the first time the Documents directory, which by default should be located on %userprofile%\Documents and C:\Users\Public, is being set to point to the "My Documents" SHORTCUT folder and not the actual Documents folder inside C:\Users\%username%\. See screenshot.

I'd like to fix this by running a script that will remove both directories and only specify C:\Users\%username%\Documents as the only and default My Documents directory for the user.

Unfortunately, doing this via Group Policy is not an option. And since the image I am using was created by a previous technician I couldn't just create a new image since there are tons of software and customization already incorporated on it. I also tried exporting and importing the registry key for it on the explorer shell but that only seemed to work for the user where I exported the key from.

It would be nice if I have a more permanent fix for it so any new user logging in would have the correct path already set instead of me running a script for every user to fix it but if there's a simply and quick script to do it I can live with that.

Answer:Script to change the location of Documents folder in Windows 7

Hi Medyo,

Take a look at these guides to see if they do what you are trying to achieve.
User Folders - Change Default Location
User Folders - Restore Default Location
User Folders - Moving User Folders by Modular Script

Regards,
Jamie

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I am thinking about changing the default Windows folder (c:\Windows) to another location, in particular to another drive.

I first thought that it should be possible just by changing the values in the registry for windir and systemroot and making a robocopy of the windows folder to the new location. However, as in order to access these variables in the registry, the hives of the registry, which themselves are located in the system32\config folder within the Windows folder, need to be accessed at startup, I guess that at least the contents of the config folder should not be moved at all. Do you know whether it would work to move the whole "windows" folder except the config folder to the new location (making if necessary a junction config folder at the destination windows\system32 folder pointing to the original config folder) and making the changes in the registry to point to the new location? If not, do you maybe know how can this be done?

Thank you very much in advance!

Answer:changing windows folder from default c:\Windows to another location

Why do you want to do that? The Windows folder (and its contents) is essential for the OS to function correctly, and the OS expects to find it in the root of the system drive (C:\). In theory, it could be moved, but that would involve making numerous changes to the Registry to ensure that the data stored there points to the correct location. As the number of changes required even on a clean install is of the order of 5,000+ entries, some of which will require changes in permissions and other security issues, it really is a non-starter especially when you realise that a simple mistake in changing (or, indeed, failing to change) any one of those keys could potentially leave your system as effective as a big door stop with the only option being a reinstallation.

In short, for practical purposes, the answer has got to be that it cannot be done.

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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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Hi all,
I recently had a forced upgrade of windows 8.1 and now when Im looking for my windows.old folder from when I had windows 7, the users folder is no longer available therefore my work is missing from that folder. I can't seem to locate any of my old stuff.
Any help appreciated
Thanks..

Answer:Windows.old folder Users

Did the setup ever mention keeping your files, programs, etc?
Also what do you mean by "forced upgrade"?

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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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Hey Everyone,Just got Windows 8 a little while ago, and I was wondering if there was a startup folder that was for all users, not just one. In Windows 7/Vista, it was something like this:C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startupbut as far as I can tell, there isn't one for Windows 8. Thanks!

Answer:windows 8 startup folder all users

As you want all users to be able to run the program, open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type Shell:Common Startup and press Enter. Now drag the program?s shortcut to the open Startup folder. FYI. If it?s for your account only, type Shell:Startup, press Enter and drag the shortcut to it.

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Whenever I share other folders, I can't access them on my tablet, only except for the Users folder which is shared by default, the others give me "you don't have permission blah blah" I'm frustrated with windows :\ plz help

Answer:Windows only allows me to share Users folder

I find it strange that your "Users" folder is shared by default, it isn't on my computer. What app are you using to connect to the shared folders? I have two apps for my Android devices, ES File Explorer by ES APP Group and another called File Manager (Explorer) by Cheetah mobile. Both apps have the option to input a username and password to access shares, the lack of one gives you "Insufficient Permissions".

If you do use a Username and Passowrd to connect to the shares then it may be that the User Account you are using does not have permissions to access the shares, if you are a basic user (not an Administrator) then you only get permissions to Read & Execute, List Folder Contents and Read.

However I see you're using Windows 7 Enterprise, this is usually used in Educational Facilities such as schools, colleges and Universities, and as such is usually heavily locked down to stop people fiddling with things they shouldn't be, if this is the case then you have no chance of being able to set the permissions so you can look at the shares you create.

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HP sells dual drive desktop computers with Windows 10 and a small SSD and large mechanical drive.  It would make sense to segregate the Users folders to the large drive and save the SSD for applications.  This is not how mine was delivered.  Everything was on the SSD.   I needed to get the USERS folder to the large drive to be most efficient.   Level 1 HP support was not helpful and level 2 support was going to charge me to fix this problem, so I went searching the internet. All the internet solutions I tried failed in one way or another resulting in me doing a complete OS reset 12 times over the weekend (20 hours). Fortunately, this is a brand new computer and has no files or applications on it.  The BEST solution is to move the USERS folder from the SSD to the larger mechanical drive.  You cannot just copy and paste it (too bad).  This requires changes be made during a Clean Install of Windows 10 according to directions at the following website: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-users-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.html You will lose all of the HP software, but it wasn't very helpful anyway.  After reading countless web pages of advice and trying many of them, this is definitely the best solution. Method 1 is the only one that works.  Method 2 no longer works because :attend:  files included in the current build of windows 10 now have other  :attend: files that compete with t... Read more

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Can anyone please tell me how to relocate the windows 7 users folder from the c: drive (system volume) to a physically separate e: drive. I found an answer to this once and have now lost it and a google search has not yielded the right answer. I have all my data on the e: drive of my pc from when I used the windows 7 release candidate. Now I have installed the full professional licence I need the logon screen to be able to access these user accounts on e: , and any new user accounts to be created on this drive too.
 

Answer:relocating the windows 7 users folder

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I accidentally set a security permission for my account so that the system had no access to the folder, when I restarted the computer it made a new user that basically started from scratch, I changed the permission of the folder back to the way it was but I have no idea how I can tell windows that this folder is a user that I want to use.

I tried to make a new use and copy all the info from the old folder into the new but there were so many IE files that would not copy it became not worth it.

Is there a registry setting I can just point to the old folder and have everything back to the way it was??

Ron

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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
Please suggest some other method

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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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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Hi.

I have a boot drive which is 250gb (My C drive). I have Win 7 and some apps on it.
I have installed Steam on my other hard drive. So far most games have been cooperative and install their folders close to Steam!

However, one game in particular (Empire Total War) has installed one of its folders in "C:\Users\XYZ\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly".

From experience from my old PC, I know this folder (The Creative Assembly) can grow to close to 20gb in a matter of a year. I don't want that to happen and therefore thought of relocating, moving, or redirecting this folder (The Creative Assembly) to another location.

How do I do that and is that recommended? (I could simply go ahead and do this right now, but I would rather get some expert opinions first before any instabilities in my system).

Thank you.

Answer:Move a folder within the appdata/roaming folder to another location?

If you attempt to move the folder any programs dependant on that folder would have to know where to look for it, if you do attempt it i would leave the original in situ and copy/paste to new drive then attempt to redirect program if it fails then you still have original

Im not familiar with steam but as long as you can redirect the games save file path to new location if you have that option then i dont see why you cant do it

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Being the impatient type, I decided to go for max performance(Minimun boot up and application start-up time) by adding a 300 GByte 10,000 hard drive as my Windows 7 boot and application drive. What I want to do is keep all data off this drive. Any suggestions on how I could re-direct Windows 7 Users Folders to one of my other RAID 0 drives?

Answer:Re-directing Windows 7 Users folder to another drive

You could try creating a hard link (MKLINK dos command) in the C:\Users directory for each user. I have no idea how stable this would be, though. You should probably start with just creating a symlink for one particular folder, like the documents folder.


Code:
mklink /j "c:\users\user\My Documents" d:\wherever
It might work, and then again it might not work. Give it a try.

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Since re-installing Windows 7, I can't open the Users folder on my other data drive.



The green bar goes almost to the end of the X, then freezes. I've tried leaving it for a couple hours and it's still in the same spot.

I've tried disabling the thumbnails and indexing is disabled, still the same.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks for your time.

Answer:Can't access users folder since re-installing windows.

Hello micdoodle8. Welcome to the forum.

The USERS folder is usually created by the OS during installation on the same drive (usually C: ) as the OS. I will bet you have a Users folder on C: right now. Which would mean you now have 2? That could confuse the OS.

Did you redirect the Users folder to D: on your previous OS installation?

Or did you manually create this folder and just name it Users?

Always helpful if we can see what is going on. Can you post screenshots of an expanded Windows Explorer and Disk Management?

Do you have files you need to retrieve from that folder?

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I need some advice, maybe I have gone brain-dead.

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro
I have all my contacts, plus several groups of contacts set up in the Contact folder located in the Users folder.
I assume as Contacts and Outlook are both standard in Windows 8.1 that they will naturally interface with each other, however so far I have failed with this.

I have also failed to get Office 2010 Outlook to read direct from the contact folder, however I have a version of Windows Mail (as used in Vista) reading / using from the contacts perfectly

My question is, what am I doing wrong. how do I get Outlook.com to read from this folder?

Thanks in advance
Syd

Answer:Windows 8.1 Contacts in Users file/ folder

Hello Syd,

Outlook uses it's own separate contacts, but you should be able to use the method below to import the contacts from your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Contacts" folder into Outlook.

Outlook 2010 - Import Windows Contacts - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey Guys!

I know this has been brought up time after time but I've read several threads and it seems like the approach is slightly different depending on the computer configuration. If anyone has time to give me some basic guidance I'd be most appreciative! I'll try to supply all the info requested on other similar threads to make this easier.

Here is my current configuration (feel free to laugh at how full my drives are!):


Scenario: I bought a new SSD (DISK 0) and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on it. I left the old copy of Windows 7 on the original system drive (DISK 3) in case any of the programs I use for work had problems when re-authorising licenses etc. that way I could just go back to my old setup to get work done.

Before installing Windows 7 on the SSD I switched the hard drives around physically, I put the SSD on DISK 0 and the old system drive on DISK 3. I'm 95% sure I had the old system drive (DISK 3) connected when I installed Windows 7 onto the new SSD (DISK 0).

Basically I want to:

1) Remove the old Windows folder on DISK 3. I've taken ownership of it as per this tutorial but I must be doing something wrong as now it's telling me I need permission from myself?


2) Remove the old Windows folder on DISK 3. Same issue as with the Windows folder.

3) Remove the 'System Reserved' partition (G) from DISK 3. I think I know how to do this but I'm not sure if it's safe to do so with my setup. How do I check if my boot files are on DISK 0 where they shou... Read more

Answer:Help removing old Windows & Users folder without breaking anything!

You need to set G: inactive and see if C: will boot. It should. If not just run your disc to do a startup repair.

You should be able to delete it then.

By the way, all this should be done using a partition wizard boot cd. Safer, Easier, Faster.

http://partitionwizard.com/partition...otable-cd.html

You can`t move your files over to the backup 931 gig temporarily ?

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Hello. I have a question. What is the Classic .NET AppPool folder that is found in the Users folder in Windows 7? It was just created earlier today by looking at Properties, many days after I installed Windows 7 -- so I assume it wasn't there right after I finished installing Windows 7. I have made many modifications to my Windows 7 lately, so I may of somehow created it without knowing that I did. So someone could tell me how I created it?

What does this folder do? It has inside it much of the same folders and files found inside other user type files, like my own user name file.

Now, do I need this folder? Can I eliminate it? Is there a way for me to get rid of it in the same manner on however I created it? Is it tied into some other feature or function that if I uninstalled, disabled, or removed it, I could get rid of this folder?

Please reply. Tell me about it. Do I need it and how does it work? Thank you!
 

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Hello. I have a question. What is the Classic .NET AppPool folder that is found in the Users folder in Windows 7? It was just created earlier today by looking at Properties, many days after I installed Windows 7 -- so I assume it wasn't there right after I finished installing Windows 7. I have made many modifications to my Windows 7 lately, so I may of somehow created it without knowing that I did. So someone could tell me how I created it?
What does this folder do? It has inside it much of the same folders and files found inside other user type files, like my own user name file.
Now, do I need this folder? Can I eliminate it? Is there a way for me to get rid of it in the same manner on however I created it? Is it tied into some other feature or function that if I uninstalled, disabled, or removed it, I could get rid of this folder?
Please reply. Tell me about it. Do I need it and how does it work? Thank you!

Answer:What Is The Classic .NET AppPool Folder Under Users In Windows 7???

Have you installed IIS - Internet Information Server?

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Answer:Will a 32-bit Windows C:\Users\Default folder work under 64-bit?

it's not a folder you want to save.

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When I did the Windows 7 install, I am not sure whether during sysprep or using something called Profile Re-locator, I moved the Users Folder from the C: OS drive to my second E: data drive.

I want to upgrade to Win 10 and have been putting it off.

I forgot how to move the users folder back prior to the upgrade.

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 but Users Folder Moved 2nd Drive

Hi:

See if this tutorial helps:

How to Change the Default Location of User Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8

When you are ready to upgrade, the equivalent tutorial for Windows 10 is here:

How to Move Users Profile Folder to another Location in Windows 10

Hope this helps,
MM

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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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I found wangzhisong in my Windows' users' folder. I got this computer December 9, 2013. It says that the last date modified was December 10, 2013. So apparently it's been on there since the day after I got it? My computer has been running fine. I had AVG Internet Security 2014 free trial for 30 days and it never detected anything. Now I have Norton 360 free 30 day trial and it has never detected anything. What should I do?

Answer:I found wangzhisong in my Windows' users' folder. Am I infected?

Hello KM... Do these and let me kow if the folder still exists after.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

I am getting an SSD drive & going to be doing a fresh install of Windows 7. While I understand the process of configuring your system for usage of the drive (unplug the other drives so the SSD is only one connected while installing, turning off prefetch, etc).

The part I'm confused with is how to move the users folder so it defaults to the "D" drive. I get I can "Move" the folder, Add the "Location" or do the "robocopy" method & create a junction.

Is there a proper method of what to do about the users folders?

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 fresh install on SSD - Question about users folder.

Hi,

Please see the section entitled Move the user folders to the HDD in this tutorial:

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

This is also a good reference for installation to SSD's:

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Regards,
Golden

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I want to prevent users from accessing share folders after typing the IP Address and press Enter it should popup an error message not after the users be able to see all those shared folders and when they click on the shared folder it receive an error message like access denied.

So far I have set NTFS and Share folder permission but doesn't work for the URL bar with IP Address, however it works fine when users click on the shared folder.

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Hi!
 
I just detected in my Windows' users' folder an user we don't have at home: wangzhisong
 
I checked in Internet and it looks like that it can be a virus or something similar. After running AVG and Avira rescues CDs to clean up my machine this folder still exists and I'm not sure if my computer is clean. What can I do? Thanks!
 
Kind regards

Answer:I detected the user wangzhisong in my Windows' users' folder

Hi, Frank;
If the folder is empty, it is to be hoped that the problem is gone. However, I would recommend downloading and using Malware Bytes as it goes a little deeper into malware as well as viruses. Although I like AVG, it doesn't always find everything. If MB doesn't find anything, and you find your pc running slower than usual or having unusual errors, it might be necessary to run some other programs and/or tests that others here would have more expertise with.
 
Good Luck!

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During Windows 10 clean installation from bootable USB drive - using https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html - I've relocated Users folder into D:\ directory.

Operation went smooth but now I've encountered a problem mentioned in topic's title and presented on the screenshot: Start Menu
Basically, all Apps are not turning on for all current and future accounts. On the other hand, Search and Settings are working properly.

To get rid of the problem I've followed steps listed in this thread: https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...reyed-out.html
...but it didn't work out. Instead, PowerShell returned error HRESULT: 0x80073CF3 for all reinstallation attempts.

Following error applies for all Apps:

Code:
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF3, Pakiet nie przeszedł weryfikacji aktualizacji, zależno
ści lub konflikt?w.
Windows cannot install package Microsoft.3DBuilder because this package depends on another package that could not be
found. This package requires minimum version 14.0.0.0 of framework Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00 published by CN=Microsof
t Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US to install. Provide the framework along with t
his package.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 3b952808-d8b7-0001-8b2b-953bb7d8d001 in the Event Log or use
the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 3b952808-d8b7-0001-8b2b-953bb7d8d001
At line:1 char:38
+ ... | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -Disab... Read more

Answer:Windows Apps greyed out with Users folder relocated

bump

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I've got two Windows 7 installations (on the same drive) and I'd like to share the Users folder of one of those with the other. The other is a new installation.
 

Answer:How do I share one Users folder with two Windows installation (on the same drive)?

Go to the folder you want to share and right click-> Properties. Look at the security tab. Click Add and type in Everybody, then give full control.

If you have an XP machine, you will have to go into folder options and uncheck 'use simple file sharing'.
 

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Hello everyone,

I have a 2TB drive that is split into 2 partitions, Partition A has a fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate on it, Partition B is a copy of all the info from my old hard drive. For some reason the Windows 7 install Users folder with all the data in it is being copied to the Windows\Documents & Settings\ folder of the old data. Also another weird thing is if I delete any of the mirrored files from Partition B x:\Windows\Documents & Settings\XXXX on they will also be removed from Partition A's x:\Users\XXXX. Its driving me a little crazy, if anyone knows what could be happening please let me know whats going on. One more thing, I have unmounted Partition B to see if the files are sym linked from Partition A, but it doesn't seem like the folders are sym linked as the files still accessible while Partition B is unmounted. One more thing is that the only data being replicated is the Primary User account and everything that resides in it.

Answer:Windows 7 duplicating Users folder on a separate partition

In Windows 7 Documents and Settings became a virtual folder.

Usually, if you will try to open C:\Documents and Settings will be redirected to C:\Users. It is not the only one. Another example would be Application Data. If some application will try to install some files to th folder C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application Data\ it will be redirected to C:\Users\User1\AppData\Roaming\. This was made for compatibilty purposes.

Now, what happened in your case is something weird. It was not a clean install, there was an old installation, something got messed up on the way, I guess.

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Hi guys!
My windows7 is very good.
But, now, i can not pin any folder to WindowsExplorer in Taskbar.
The other is ok,but WindowsExplorer only.

Please help me!

Answer:I can't pin any Folder to Windows Explorer in taskbar

Hello Foureye2004, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you can drag the folder to the taskbar until you see the Pin to Windows Explorer message under it, then drop it on the taskbar to have it pinned in the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok, all the icons are there (word, desktop, media player, volume, network icon, etc etc), but when opening a folder, the Windows Explorer for example, there will be no button on the taskbar to switch to it. I can open programs, folders, documents, etc, but nothing will appear on the taskbar. However, alt+tab still lets me cycle through them. I went through add/remove programs and got rid of anything I didn't think I needed, and I can't recall installing anything recently that may have triggered it. I did a virus scan, and also a registry cleanup (with registry mechanic) and still no luck. Tried using ad-aware to see to check for spybots, and also looked through all the programs that boot up at start (via a reg scanner) and browsed through all the little windows optinos (properties, configurations, etc). I haven't a clue what's wrong. Everything is pretty good except I dont see any folders or anything on the task bar! Thanks for any tips.

Answer:Folder/Programs/Windows will not appear on the taskbar, why?

Hello and welcome to bleeping computer.This dose not sound normal, you might have Malware so my advice is to Post a Hijack this log here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

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I cannot for the life of me get the folder preview's to go away. They keep popping up on my taskbar when i have a lot of icons. I have tried the ExtendedUIHoverTime thing and that doesn't help. Any suggestions.

Currently running on windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Here's a screenshot as well...

Answer:Windows 7 Taskbar folder previews

Hello Dizzm,

I'm not sure what you mean. The screenshot you have posted does not have any taskbar thumbnail previews in it. Take a look at the example screenshot in the tutorial below to see what a taskbar thumbnail preview is.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

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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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In previous versions of Windows, a quick registry hack has let me create my main user (after the one in C:\Users created when installing Windows) in E:\Users rather than C:\Users.

This is the method I've used before:

Use Regedit to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and alter ProfilesDirectory, in my case to E:\Users.

Does anyone know if this works in W10, or will I be a path-finder?

Answer:Change default location for new users

The registry method, as told in this tutorial on our sister sister the Seven Forums has never been my favorite because of the way it handles the Windows Environment Variables.

In Windows 10 I recommend using the Sysprep method: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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In previous versions of Windows, a quick registry hack has let me create my main user (after the one in C:\Users created when installing Windows) in E:\Users rather than C:\Users.

This is the method I've used before:

Use Regedit to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and alter ProfilesDirectory, in my case to E:\Users.

Does anyone know if this works in W10, or will I be a path-finder?

Answer:Change default location for new users

The registry method, as told in this tutorial on our sister sister the Seven Forums has never been my favorite because of the way it handles the Windows Environment Variables.

In Windows 10 I recommend using the Sysprep method: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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In previous versions of Windows, a quick registry hack has let me create my main user (after the one in C:\Users created when installing Windows) in E:\Users rather than C:\Users.

This is the method I've used before:

Use Regedit to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and alter ProfilesDirectory, in my case to E:\Users.

Does anyone know if this works in W10, or will I be a path-finder?

Answer:Change default location for new users

The registry method, as told in this tutorial on our sister sister the Seven Forums has never been my favorite because of the way it handles the Windows Environment Variables.

In Windows 10 I recommend using the Sysprep method: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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Vista Business Admin Username = "BOB" on an updated, freshly installed 32-bit PC.

Problem:

I partition my hard drive into a system "c:" and a data partition "Z:". I moved my music, pictures, and videos folder from the user "BOB" folder located on c: to my data partition "z:" by the right-clicking > properties > location method.

The c: drive has no extra room for any more data while the z: drive has plenty.

But when I try to move a large music library folder from my passport to the music folder on z:, I get a "There is not enough space on BOB. You need an additional 2gb to copy these files" message.

Things I have DONE:

I have tried this with all 3 folders that I have moved to the z: drive. No difference
I checked both the explorer bar and the location tab in the properties dialog and they both show that the folder is in the right location "z:"
I have tried changing the ownership of z: (and all of its subfolders) from SYSTEM to "BOB" and redoing the folder movement again via properties>location method but no change.

The only way I can move the large files to z:/music is by clicking
computers > z:> music. Clicking on start menu>BOB>music will not work.

The PC is thinking that the MUSIC folder is in the c: drive only when moving files to the MUSIC folder. Moving small files to MUSIC is okay since the c: drive has enough space. But of course, the files when done moving... Read more

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Question: Taskbar location

This has been driving me nuts for the last 3 hours.
Where is the taskbar images located, i want to change for making a custom theme, but i cant find it. I was hoping someone know, is it in shellstyle.dll? Imageres.dll?

Thanks on advance

Answer:Taskbar location

I could not resist.


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Question: Taskbar Location

My taskbar has moved from across the bottom of the screen to the left side. How do I get it back at the bottom?

Answer:Taskbar Location

Carolyn, Fokkow the instructions at the link below.How do I move my Windows XP taskbar back to the bottom of the screen? (Video)http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_move_my...This should also work for Windows VustaTufenuf

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I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 but Users Folder on second drive

andrew124C41 said:

I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.



Probably the best thing to do right now, is download what you need, and throw in an empty drive, disconnect all other drives, and clean install W10, then use your W7 key to activate it once you get to the desktop. Also, skip checking for updates at the beginning of the install, because the servers are being hammered now, and you'll just sit there idle, while nothing happens.

If you must review the failure log, it can be found at
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log

You'll need to show hidden system files to find it, and you'll need to copy it to someplace else in order to open it.

7:40 to go. No time to lose.

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I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.

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I took out my Windows 7 boot drive and put it inside of a USB enclosure and when I try and go to my profile, I can't open Users folder on other computer. I don't have an administrator account on this other computer. Is there any way to open up the folder? Any tips?

It just says access denied when I try and open it up on a windows xp computer with no ADMIN privileges (I can't get admin on this computer). On a XP computer that has admin it opens fine. I figured since I actually wasn't using the OS that was on the drive I wouldn't have any trouble reading any folders on it (but I guess that because it's NTFS there are more security measures, unlike FAT32 which would let anybody read anything).

Would I just need to open up the folder on a computer with admin and then copy the things over while I still have admin?

Thanks for any / all help.
 

Answer:Put Windows 7 drive in USB enclosure and can't open Users folder on other computer

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Hi all,

I have seen this question raised on a few occasions but never found the solution. I have redirected users folders such as my documents, favorites etc and its all working fine. The only problem is the users files/personal folders shortcuts you can add to the start menu and to the desktop. Whats happening is the folders go to the users folder (root) and then below that you can see all folders such as my docs etc which is fine - unless someone saves a file in there. If they do and then they go to thier home directory the file which the think they have saved in there isnt there as its in the personal folder directory.

First image shows the shortcut which then takes you to image 2 location, which ideally I would like to point to image 3\My documents - these are attached.


As I say the redirects are working fine for My Docs etc its just these personal folders\links which I am having problems with.

Appreciate your help - thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 folder redirects - working, but problems with the users file

Hi. Welcome to Seven forums.

Not sure I understand exactly what you are trying to achieve, but I'll do my best to offer some suggestions. Hopefully they will be of use to you. If I'm on the wrong track, sorry for the inconvenience.

There are three ways that I can think of off the top of my head to redirect folder locations. Each have their various pros and cons.

1. By editing the "shell folders" and "user shell folders" entries in the registry. There are some tools around to do this, and a couple of the entries can be modified by changing the properties from within explorer, but this is not very throrough.

2. Using Symbolic links and junctions (mklink)

3. By creating shortcuts.

How did you redirect your folders?

I wonder if perhaps libraries might also assist in achieving your goal, given their ability to include multiple locations in one folder view?

I have always found changing the shell folder entries in the registry to be most effective and reliable. Kind of makes everything automatic without the need for extra objects like links and shortcuts.

Doing it this way, the folders on c:\users\... become totally redundant. I actually redirect mine to my server personal folder, so when I reinstall my computer I don't have to worry about backups etc.

Does this sound like what you're trying to achieve (server location not withstanding)?

Tanya

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My laptop was getting BSoDs. I tried a system recovery but after it failed, I brought it to a computer shop where they tried three more reinstalls of Windows 7, and Vista to try fix it. I have four Windows.old files - Windows.old, Windows.old.000, Windows.old.001, Windows.old.002. I want to restore the files from my documents from my first version of Windows 7 but there are no files in the My Documents folder in Windows.old. Is it possible to recover the files.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Restore Users folder from Windows.old after multiple system recoveries

Hello Nigel,

Double check in each of the four Windows.old folders to see if one of them may contain the files. In addition, check to see if you have either C:\$INPLACE.~TR or C:\WINDOWS.~Q folders, and check to see if the files are in them.

Once you have what you wanted to recover, you could use the tutorial below to delete the four Windows.old folders to regain the HDD space they are taking up.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i cr8 a folder and all my game shortcut into d folder. i mk it appear at left side d date there taskbar there. but d folder alwys went missing after few restart. i alwys need recreate again d shortcut at the taskbar. any solution to this bug? testing on windows 7 professional and ultimate. both same. alwys missing d folder shortcut. using original windows with updates. i dont want keep repeating doing the same keep adding the shortcut folder. any solution?

see picture below.

picture with the shortcut folder, after few restart become sec picture without folder shortcut.

few restarts become

i wan the shortcut look like this.

Answer:Folder shortcut missing from taskbar, windows 7

Welcome

Try this put the folder, then right click on task bar and lock. Tell me what happens.

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READ THIS FIRST!: Before reading any further you must do this or everything below will be impossible. Open Windows Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View Tab > Scroll down until you see "Hide extensions for known filetypes". Uncheck the box next to it. This will make the file extensions show in Windows Explorer. If they aren't showing you cannot rename them in special circumstances like this one. File extensions look like this ".txt", ".exe", ".pdf" etc.

You can only pin execution files (.exe) directly to the Windows 7 Taskbar. But there is an easy way to fool Windows 7 into thinking other files and folders are execution files too. Like photos, text files, PDFs, file folders etc. I wanted to pin the God Mode to the Taskbar but Windows wouldn't allow me to do that. So I decided to experiment and look what I found. Read below to make your own God Mode.

Right-click the God Mode icon on your desktop and click on Create Shortcut. Right-click the shortcut > Properties > Shortcut Tab > in the "Target" text box copy the URL. You can delete the shortcut now since you won't need it anymore. Now right-click your Desktop > New > Text Document. Name it "God Mode.exe". Do not leave the ".txt" extension in there. Now drag that icon to the Taskbar to pin it. Right-click that icon on the Taskbar and right-click "God Mode" and click on Properties > Shortcut Tab > d... Read more

Answer:Pin any file or folder directly to the windows 7 taskbar

Way to much work. . .but some great information for those who need to improve their skills in Windows 7.

Great bit of work, you should think about putting a tutorial together and placing it in the tutorial forum here on the Sevens. . .

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I don't know if this tweak has been done in this manner but, I thought someone may find it useful.

Taskbar Hidden Folder - Edwin000's library

Answer:Create 'Hidden Folder' on the Taskbar (Windows 8.1)

In addition, you could do the same with a pinned program on the taskbar.

Taskbar - Pin Invisible Icon for a Program - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi all,

Will be doing a clean install of windows 7 64bit. Currently have vista 32bit.

Right now vista is installed on my c:, but I configured it so my user accounts and their corresponding documents are located on my d:.

Question: can I just leave my Users folder as is on the d: and once the install of Windows 7 is complete (install will be on c, point the Windows 7 Users folder to d: again? Or will doing this overwrite the Users folder already on d:?

In short, I guess, what is the best way to get my old vista user accounts (and their corresponding files/docs) setup in Windows 7?

Thanks.

Answer:upgrade from vista - Users location question

Use Windows Easy Transfer .... See Orbital Sharks Turorial -=> Here

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I tried changing the location of a user's profile and it worked thanks to an article from this swebsite, but I deleted the whole user because I want to move the Users Directory all at once instead (from C to D for example). Is there a way to do so?
I found a website that explains how but it wasn't clear and had no screenshots so I got stuck on the second step.
That's the website:
Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

Thank you.

Answer:How To Change Users Directory Default Location?

Hello iwind,

The best option for this would be to use OPTION TWO in that tutorial you mentioned below first. Afterwards, create yourself a new administator account that will be created in the new location automatically. Once you log in to the new account, copy what you want (ex: shortcuts, music, pics, etc...) from the old account, you can delete the old account.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm trying to change some security authoritise for files/folders on the
PC's. On the 'Select Users or Groups' screen the location shown is the
local PC. Pressing the location button also shows only the local
computer.

I want to be able to select users from the local domain. So how do I
add a location to select from.

*Local pc already join a domain.

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Hi folks,

I have a Fujitsu convertable tablet running Windows 7. You'll note that these new tablets in landscape orientation have screens which are wide but not tall. I always want the taskbar located taking up space at one end of the long dimension because that's where I've got extra space for it. For instance, in landscape mode, I like the taskbar along the right side where it is out of the way and gives me what limited screen height there is for use exclusively with my applications. When I'm in portrait mode, I want the taskbar along the top, again because now the screen is tall and narrow so I want the taskbar taking up a stripe along the top because I've got lots of height but not much width. Problem is that Windows wants to move the taskbar when I change orientation, even thought I want it to stay in the same place. I want it as a stripe at the long end of the screen regardless of whether in portrait or landscape.

How can I set this up?

Thanks,
-- Josh

Answer:fixing location of taskbar

Have you tried unlocking the taskbar then moving it where you want and then locking it ?

Taskbar - Lock or Unlock

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Sorry to ask another question so soon... but where exactly is the taskbar image located in the msstyles file? I originally thought it was 900, under IMAGE, although the taskbar is only 40px in height...

Cheers.

Answer:Location of taskbar image

Well in the style i'm making it is in 921 and 1166.
You can download a beta here: Red Fusion BETA

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Hi everyone! This is first post after open a membership here in this Forum. I'm new user of Windows-8 too. I never seen like this icon on taskbar before...

I don't understand about it. Could anyone say something please... I need the solution properly why it is here and how to remove it?

Thanks in Advance

Answer:What is Location Activity on The Taskbar?

Go to Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Location Settings and see this at Microsoft.

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can someone tell me how to fix this?

if i unlock the task bar it will get back to it's centered place. if i reboot it will be displayed mid way, i will have to lock the taks bar for it to be centered..

it's never ending everytime i reboot it always ends up mid way as shown in the picture

Answer:mid way battery location in taskbar

Hi there .. Uninstall Lenovo Power Management from the Control Panel .. Then Reinstall it see if that helps ..

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In Vista Home Premium, my taskbar appears as 1 wide grey column on the left side of the screen instead of the thin horizontal strip accross the bottom. All efforts have failed to revise the taskbar to it's traditional shape. Help Please

Answer:Taskbar appearance and Location

Have you right clicked on the Taskbar, removed the check mark from "Lock the Taskbar", and then grabbed an empty place on your Taskbar with your mouse and dragged it to the bottom of the screen?

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OK, an easy one for somebody: A machine that I'm working on has the Taskbar on the desktop at the TOP of the screen. I've right clicked on the bar looking for options to change locations, I tried dragging it from the top to the bottom. How can I move it back to the bottom? Thanks!!
RTG
 

Answer:Solved: Taskbar Location

If you are using windows XP, then there'll be option called Lock the Taskbar when you right click on the taskbar, make sure it is unchecked... then try dragging the taskbar
 

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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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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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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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Hey guys,

This is my first time posting, but it's a doozy. I built a computer for the first time about a year ago, and was able to get everything up and running just fine. My main hard drive is an SSD, and I used robocopy / symlink to copy my users folder to a different drive with more space, and to create a junction to it from the SSD.

This setup has been fantastic 99.9% of the time - however - Shortly after getting everything working I ran into this problem while installing software and was able to fix it after a week long freak out and lots of obsessive research....but it's happened again (installing the same software) and for the life of me I cannot remember or find any information that I used previously.

Problem:
I started to install all of my 3D software (I am a 3D Designer and use Maya / 3DS Max, etc.) While installing VRay for Maya, I start getting errors that windows can't connect to my Users folder. I minimize my windows and nothing on my desktop will open. Upon reboot, I am informed that my User Profile Service won't let me login.

Troubleshooting so far:

I used safe mode to login, and of course everything on my desktop was gone. I used system recovery to the most recent date, which allowed me to login, however my desktop / users folder is still missing. I ran a registry fixer and found all kinds of errors, "fixed" them, then I couldn't login again. Recovered again, booted from my windows 7 CD and attempted to move my actual ... Read more

Answer:Windows can't find users folder / User Profile Service can't Login

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2. On reading your post - and I did so three times, the first thing that jumped out at me was
I ran a registry fixer and found all kinds of errors, "fixed" them, then I couldn't login again.Click to expand...

You can run most registry fixes on a computer with a clean install of windows and they will find errors.
The problem is 99.9% of the time, they are NOT errors, they are simply errors that the program considers exist.
It is accepted by many people that registry fixes should not be installed and again many of them will sooner or later cause more problems than EVER they solve.

I do appreciate that this is probably NOT what you wanted to read in response, but it would be remiss of me if I did not warn you of the situation.

3. NOW to the actual problem
As far as I know, there is no sure fire way of moving a user profile in its entirety to a different drive, than that which it was originally installed on.
YOU can of course establish a new account and move the personal data from the corrupted user account OR you can move simply the personal data to another location

HOWEVER please see below
FROM MICROSOFT

By changing the default location of the user profile directories or program data folders to a volume other than the System volume, you will not be able to service your Windows installation. Any updates, fixes, or service packs will fail to be applied to the installation. Microsoft does not recommend that you change the loca... Read more

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I just installed a new hard drive (sigh) and I am trying to set up XP to do what XP did on my old, now dead, drive. On the old drive, XP would show a button for each document I opened on the task bar. As new documents were opened, the buttons on the task bar would scrunch up. I believe opening new folders worked the same way, in that, every time I opened a new folder or sub folder, a new button would appear on the task bar. How do I get XP to show open documents and folders as individual buttons on the task bar? (The default is to have numbers within one button showing how many documents are within each button. Thank you in advance for your reply.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Taskbar Folder And Document Question

HowdeeDoodee, Right click your Taskbar, choose Properties, under the Taskbar tab uncheck "Group similar taskbar buttons", click Apply/OK

Tufenuf
 

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So, I've been using Win7 RC for about two weeks now and I love it. The only problem I've had so far is as follows.

I have all my personal data on a separate partition from my OS and so I had a shortcut to the Documents folder on this partition on my desktop. When I first got Win7, I clicked on this shortcut and pinned a folder to my taskbar. Later, I was cleaning up my desktop and deleted this shortcut, which is unnecessary because of the library feature. Now, I am unable to unpin the link from the windows explorer jumplist on the taskbar. I can click on the unpin icon, or right click and choose 'unpin' but it refuses to go away. Oddly, the path for this item is listed as

c:\Users\[my username]\Desktop\Desktop - Shortcut\[folder name]

rather than d:\Documents\[folder name]

either way, I cannot unpin it and was wondering if anyone knows of a configuration file or registry key where I could manually remove this item.

I've already tried creating that same link again and then re-pinning it and unpinning it, but to no avail. Anyone had anything like this turn up?

Answer:Can't Unpin folder from Windows Explorer TaskBar Jumpli

I have this same problem with a file I opened on a network location. I didn't even pin it in the first place, which is frustrating... but now it won't un-pin!

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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 have a small network I am running here using Windows Server 2003 Standard. I have Active Directory all set up and I am having problems choosing users or groups on shared folders on the Client machines running XP. I can log into the domain on the Win XP machine just fine, but when I want to share a folder or file on the XP machine, I cannot select users or groups from the local domain. It only allows me to select users on my local machine. Pressing the location button also shows only the local computer.
 

Answer:Solved: Changing Location For 'select Users Or Groups'

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Two people use my computer, Nathan and Michael. Both are Administrators. When Nathan is logged on his Word 2003 documents are saved in: C:\...Nathan\Documents.

When Michael is logged on, his Word 2003 documents are also saved in: C:\Nathan\Documents.

Obviously, the way it should work is Nathan's Word documents should be saved under his log-in and Michael's documents should be saved under Michael's log-in. I can't make that happen. Here's what I've tried so far:

I go to Control Panel, Tools, Options, File Locations.

When I click Modify I can indicate a different folder for saving Word documents, but I can't change the location "Nathan." Also, any change I make just adds the new extension to the existing. Example:

C..\Nathan\Documents Modified to: C..\Nathan\Documents\Documents

just an example. Whatever I choose is added onto the existing location

C..\Nathan\Documents.

I hope I've explained this clearly. Any Word 2003 experts out there who can help on this one? It's really got me puzzled. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't set document location for individual users in word 2003

Michael does not have his own login, Like you and the other user have. You can confirm this by going to C:\Users. Is there a Michael user? If not, Go to Start/Control Panel/User Accounts and create a new user profile for Michael. This will create a new Documents folder under Michael's user name. Log out of your user profile and log in as Michael. Open Word up go to Tools/Options/File Locations. Make sure the default Save location is C:\Users\Michael\Documents. Michael can set his own password for his login.

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Can anyone tell me how to track or find out where a Yahoo Instant Messenger user is located. I keep getting women who are trying to scam me, they tell me they are from other states, but I think they are from other countries. One finally told me she was in Ghana, not here in the USA. Are there any apps or add ons that will identify their general location, such as country, state or city? Thanks and have a great day, bbadd13
 

Answer:Yahoo IM - How can I verify or track a users location or IP address

Those are obviously BOTs spamming through the Yahoo! Messenger chatrooms. And don't waste your time about them because they're 99% computer programming (not human).
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to share my external Hard Drive over my home network and I have sharing enabled on this drive, then I tried to get the other computers on my network to connect to it, It says they don't not have permission to connect.

So then I tried to add permission in the Advanced Sharing settings, I tried to look for user accounts but it will only let me search for user accounts on this computer, can anyone help me to get it to search the network or show me another way of lettting EVERYONE on my network connect/ access all files, Its at home and I trust everyone on my network.

Answer:Change location for Selecting groups or users (Trying to share a HDD)

If you trust everyone in your homegroup, go to (just copy/paste this into your Windows explorer): Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings

Very bottom of that, Turn Off Password Protected Sharing.

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Hi everyone. My first visit here now I'm in the Win 8 club. I have read various other threads and tutorials that offer varying degrees of 'fix' to this, some highly technical/registry editing and all sorts I'm not comfortable with.
This is a brand new machine with Windows 8.1.

I have a SSD and 2 HD's. I attempted to change the storage location of the folders in C\Users\[my name]. It sort of worked but made a mess of things. I suspect part of the problem was that I changed location of, for example, C\Users\Username\Documents to the route of my HD (so just to "E:"). Should have created a new folder on E named Documents and changed it to "E\Documents" instead?


See above screenshots for error. I tried to change the storage location of Documents, Music, Videos, etc (basically everything in my C\Users\[My Name] folder). Changing from SSD to Hard drive. Done it by going to properties of folder and selecting new location path of 'E' for my 4TB HD.

It kind of worked. I'm not sure how to explain, but the folders in explorer (see screenshot) are now mostly just labelled E.

For some, before changing path, I actually made a destination folder of the same name on E before changing the path to that folder and it worked better.

So I'm left with a messy mix of folders and weird links.

Anyone got any suggestions? I wanted to undo everything and use the Restore Default Location but it gives me the error shown in screenshot. Some googling shows it being a com... Read more

Answer:Problem - default storage location of files in C\Users\...

User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

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What file in the Windows directory contains the task bar image? Also is the "Show Desktop" button (right of green line) in the same image or a different location?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Taskbar Image File Location

If you are using the default aero theme.
It's in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\aero.msstyles image #s this is for bottom taskbar
Taskbar # 845, 1028,

Show desktop button #1107

If it's a custom theme post a link and I will look at it.
Jerry

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You know the ones I'm talking about, the symbols that show the battery percentage, the calendar, and the sound.... they are in the lower right corner. I want to move them to the lower right corner of my second monitor, without making my second monitor the main monitor. Is there anyway to do that?
Or at least duplicate the icons so they show on the second monitor?

Answer:How do I move the icons in the taskbar to new location?

Deluneth said:

You know the ones I'm talking about, the symbols that show the battery percentage, the calendar, and the sound.... they are in the lower right corner. I want to move them to the lower right corner of my second monitor, without making my second monitor the main monitor. Is there anyway to do that?
Or at least duplicate the icons so they show on the second monitor?



Welcome to tenforums Deluneth
Not with out the aid of 3rd party software.

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