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Is there a Quick Method to Safley Move a user profile to second drive


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mikeloeven

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Is there a fast easy way to move documents music videos and pictures from a windows 7 profile to another drive or specify the operating system to create a entire user profile on another harddrive

in a brilliant stroke of idiocy asus decided to partition a hard drive into 80gig system and 800 gig data partition. yes the computer did come this way. so any way how to i move the user profile from C to E without breaking anything my initial idea was to just delete the data partition and extend C to the freespace but it wont let me do that for some reason. my initial idea was to copy the profile folder to the second drive using a administrator account and than make a junction in the users folder. but the thing is i don't know how to safely move the folder without breaking the built in system junctions that automatically sort document migration from xp machines

so if there is some easy trick to move a profile from one drive to another i am all ears

Edited by mikeloeven, 29 December 2011 - 11:59 AM.

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Neil Jones

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You can resize the 80Gb but you won't be able to do it in Windows itself.

You either need something like Acronis to do it with, or connect the hard drive to another Windows 7 machine and size it up from there.
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This is a good program for that and it's free:

Use the Bootable Partition Wizard CD to Make Changes to the Windows Partition Structure

Also, you could move your Documents to the other drive, but not the entire profile: Windows 7 - Moving My Documents
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ah thanks i didn't know that option existed. honestly the pictures music and documents folder was the biggest space hog so moving those folders will resolve the annoyance

Edited by mikeloeven, 30 December 2011 - 07:53 PM.

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