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Settings Location Issue after recent SSD Clone

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Settings Location Issue after recent SSD Clone


    I encountered this issue today after trying to change some account settings.

    Recently, I upgraded from a small SSD that was very limited on space to a newer, larger one. I used Macrium Reflect v5 to clone the old drive onto a new one, and I am now booting from the new SSD. I've kept the older drive installed and unchanged, and it is now the I drive, for no other reason than I just wanted to run this setup for a few months before I eventually re-purpose the drive to other applications.

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    The I drive is exactly as it was before the clone, and I am currently booting from the C drive smoothly and successfully without any issues.

    Today, as I was trying to change some account settings when I encountered an error.
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    Note the path at the top. So apparently it's looking for these settings in their old location, even though I'm no longer booting from that drive.

    This is the actual location on the C Drive, where it's supposed to be.
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    To me, the layman, the simple solutions sounds like "Well we just need to tell windows to look in the right spot. Simple!"

    But I've got the feeling that the actual solution is going to be much more complex than that. I've been looking around the forums, and the only tutorial I could find that seemed somewhat relevant was the one located here:
    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk[1]=User%20Accounts

    But really, I'm not sure where to start.

    Help, of course, is appreciated. If you have an insight and need more information from me, please let me know and I'll do my best to fill you in.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    I've kept the older drive installed and unchanged, and it is now the I drive
    Tried changing the settings after rebooting with I disk removed from the pc? If it works, then it may be a matter of windows getting confused by seeing several active\system\os disks, I: = C:
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    I've kept the older drive installed and unchanged, and it is now the I drive
    Tried changing the settings after rebooting with I disk removed from the pc? If it works, then it may be a matter of windows getting confused by seeing several active\system\os disks, I: = C:
    I tried removing the drive letter to see if that work work, and after a restart it seemed to solve the issue momentarily, but it has crept up again, saying it cant find the drive. I'll let you know once I've disconnected the drive manually.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Settings Location Issue after recent SSD Clone
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