Windows 10: should I relocate users folders to drive E: or create folders

Discus and support should I relocate users folders to drive E: or create folders in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Thanks to all your help, I’ve managed to clean install win 10 and rebuild all my win 7 programs on three PCs. My last task is to decide whether to... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by ils, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. ILS
    ils Win User

    should I relocate users folders to drive E: or create folders


    Thanks to all your help, I’ve managed to clean install win 10 and rebuild all my win 7 programs on three PCs. My last task is to decide whether to mimic the win 7 setup on my big video editing machine. In its win 7 incarnation, the \users\ and \users\public folders were on the E:\ hard drive (the operating system on the C: partition). Now I have installed win 10 on a 512 GB SSD c: drive, and have E:\ and F:\ drives with 6 TB and 8TB for storage and video processing. The question is whether I should 1) relocate/move the users folders using Sysprep to the E: drive, as it was earlier, or 2) just ignore the users\subfolders now on C:\ and create four functional subfolders (documents, music, pictures, videos) on the E:\ drive for storage as before. Any advice on the benefits of 1) ove 2)? I’ve studied Kari Finn’s tenforums tutorial “How to Move Users Folder to another Location in Windows 10" and it looks a bit tricky.

    :)
     

  2. Relocate user folders

    Running Windows 10. I have 4 users using this desktop. I would like to relocate the user document folders to another drive. I've tried to put a folder named J:\Users\Steve to an external drive but it comes up J:\Documents. I would like 4 folders named
    J:\Users\Steve, J:\User\Jane, J:\Users\Dale and J:\Users\Joe. How can this be accomplished. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    Pappacracker, Jul 12, 2019
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  3. Folder security after relocating user folders

    Hello,

    I have a C-drive (system) and a D-drive (data).

    After I install Windows 10, I move user folders to my D-drive by relocating the Documents, Pictures, Videos etc. folders within Properties|Location. This seems to be an official function within Windows.

    However, by using this Windows feature the security is inherited from the D-drive, so the security is wrong after the folder move. This results in all users receiving access to all folders.

    Questions:

    • is there an official Windows feature for moving the complete User-folder to the D-drive with a single action (instead of moving all subfolders?
    • Is there a way to keep the original security settings for the User-folders instead of inheriting them from the D-drive?

    Thanks in advance,

    SJW

    [Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Security & privacy]
     
    Sjoerd-Jaap Westra, Jul 12, 2019
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  4. de123 Win User

    should I relocate users folders to drive E: or create folders

    Windows 10 - Relocate the Users folder Part 2 -Creating Account Issue


    I decided to leave your suggestion as a last resort (before re-installation). I have my AppData folder ~ 15 GB and also my user profile is placed on the bad sectors of the drive. It took me about 5 mins to login into my desktop with a lot of disk grinding. Anyway, I tried Clonezilla in a "rescue" mode (becasue of unreadable sectors) to clone my drive. I replaced the drive with the clone and It somehow worked quite well. I am able to login and within 2 secs I get usable desktop; even Cortana suddenly came alive again and my menu shows up full. I may still have to fix some minor glitches in my profile or AppData. But everything works well and my user accounts and Program Files (that allow themselves to be installed in any locations) sit happily on the second drive.
    Thank you Kari
     
    de123, Jul 12, 2019
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