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User Profile Relocation.

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#1 tomraedisk


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:50 PM

So i am having a troublesome issue with the Relocating of User Profiles. I have been following this tutorial. http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-users-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.html


Every time i do the clean install method I get a boot loop and unable to create any users.


When i use the second method of an existing install. I am able to login and i see that the Folder has be relocated but all the apps are crashing and i can not access the start menu since Cortona is also crashed. I am out of ideals and i can not seem to find any solutions with the help of google.

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 10:02 AM

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Why do you need to use Kari's method (the TenForums link)?

Wouldn't it be easier to just clean install W10 and then create the profile that you need?

I'm just guessing here, but I have to wonder if one of the additional steps in Kari's method might have an error in it.


If you did a clean install, there's nothing left to relocate (unless you have it stored on another drive).

If you're trying to regain access to all your programs - that can't be done by simply relocating the user profile.

If you need the data from it, then you should just be able to copy it over.

Then, once the clean install is done, if you need to relocate the profile to another drive, then use the other method that Kari shows (to relocate on an existing installation of Windows)

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:18 AM

I have a 256gb SSD. That gets filled up pretty quickly. My second drive is a 1TB. that is why im trying to relocate my profiles. 


I have tried both methods. With both methods ending with Windows apps crashing. cortona, edge, etc.

Edited by tomraedisk, 09 May 2016 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:28 AM

Instead of relocating the user profile (home directory), you could just relocated the individual libraries; music, videos, pictures, downloads, documents and have them located on the 1TB drive. If it's large programs and games that are consuming a lot of space and do not need the high speeds the SSD offers, you can create a Program Files folder in the 1TB drive and install them to that location instead.

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