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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #220


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by 2FacedDevil View Post

    I can't install any Metro apps (error code 0x80070005), nor open them.

    I did exactly what the tutorial told me to, I believe I did everything correctly.
    Please do these two things and post results here:

    1. Signed in to your own user account, launch Internet Explorer from Start Screen. Does it run?

    2. Create a new user account using following Microsoft Account I created only for this test. I will delete this account as soon as you report back and have deleted the user account from your computer
    • Account credentials:
      • Username (MS Account): test@w8easy.com
      • Password: Eightforums123
    • Sign out from your account, log in to this new temporary account
    • Open Store, install any free app
    • Check if the installed app works

    Tutorials in case you need them:

    Kari

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  2. #221


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 2FacedDevil View Post

    I can't install any Metro apps (error code 0x80070005), nor open them.

    I did exactly what the tutorial told me to, I believe I did everything correctly.
    Please do these two things and post results here:

    1. Signed in to your own user account, launch Internet Explorer from Start Screen. Does it run?

    2. Create a new user account using following Microsoft Account I created only for this test. I will delete this account as soon as you report back and have deleted the user account from your computer
    • Account credentials:
      • Username (MS Account): test@w8easy.com
      • Password: Eightforums123

    • Sign out from your account, log in to this new temporary account
    • Open Store, install any free app
    • Check if the installed app works

    Tutorials in case you need them:

    Kari

    IE works and I was able to install an app and run it.
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  3. #222


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    That was good news.

    OK, you can now delete the test account. Next step is to sign in to your user account and reset the Store.

    Sign in, press Win + R to open the Run dialog, type WSReset.exe and hit Enter. This resets the Store settings. Reboot your PC and check if Store and apps are now working.

    Kari
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  4. #223


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Doesn't work. Same error.
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  5. #224


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try Store Reset once more, this time running it with built-in administrator rights.

    To do this open first the Charms App Search by clicking Win + Q, type WSReset.exe, right click it and select Run as administrator:

    Click image for larger version

    Reboot and test.

    After this, I really do not know what else we could try. Anyway, it's almost 3 AM here, I have to be at work in 6 hours and would like to sleep a few hours before that so I am not able to check your results before tomorrow afternoon my local CET.

    Kari
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  6. #225


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Try Store Reset once more, this time running it with built-in administrator rights.

    To do this open first the Charms App Search by clicking Win + Q, type WSReset.exe, right click it and select Run as administrator:

    Click image for larger version

    Reboot and test.

    After this, I really do not know what else we could try. Anyway, it's almost 3 AM here, I have to be at work in 6 hours and would like to sleep a few hours before that so I am not able to check your results before tomorrow afternoon my local CET.

    Kari
    Didn't work. Thanks for trying.
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  7. #226


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    OK, as far as I can think of it, these are your options in order I recommend them:

    1. Restore your system using an image created before sysprep moved the Users folder
      -- OR --
    2. Reinstall Windows 8, if you still want to relocate Users do it during the installation
      -- OR --
    3. Move the Users folder back to original location on C: using sysprep changing the value of ProfilesDirectory in answer file to C:\Users
      -- OR --
    4. Create a new user account for you using the same Microsoft Account as now. This process is a bit complicated as Windows 8 only accepts one user profile set up using the same Microsoft Account so the original user profile must first be deleted. The procedure is as follows:
      1. Create a new temporary user account for you. If a Microsoft Account, use another email address instead of the one you are using now with the original non-functioning user profile. The temporary account can also be a local account
      2. Very important: this temporary account must be set as administrator
      3. Reboot, sign in to new temporary user profile
      4. Copy your personal files from the original profile folders to new temporary profile
      5. Delete the original profile selecting Delete files when asked
      6. Again reboot, sign in to temporary profile
      7. Recreate the original account using your main Microsoft Account, make the account administrative
      8. Sign in to the new main profile, copy files from temporary profile
      9. Delete the temporary profile
      10. Notice that this might cause your user profile to have another name than that you'd like to. An example: If your Microsoft Account now is John.Doe@live.com your user profile folder is most probably named as John. After the above changes you will have your user profile folder named as John_00 or something similar


    That's about it.

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 30 Apr 2013 at 06:52. Reason: Typos
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  8. #227


    Earth
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    It So Simpo Right?


    Kari,
    Okay my question is my sisters PC running windows 8 Is having issues
    so this is my plan: It has a terabyte of space on it she's only using
    barely 100 GB. I want to create about a 150 GB partition on the drive
    And copy all of her personal data pictures music stuff like that on to
    that 150 GB Partition. And then I want to install a clean copy of
    Windows 8 back onto her machine not affecting the new partition that I
    just made and put all of her data on. Is this feasible? Then after
    reinstalling Windows 8 she can pick through her personal stuff
    pictures and whatnot on the partition that I made earlier and drag it
    over to the fresh copy of Windows 8. Am I on the right track here? can
    you please give me some tips or tell me if I'm doing this correct.
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  9. #228


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi AppleiGod, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Sounds as a good plan. The main thing is to backup all your sister's personal files. Best would of course be if you could do that to an external device like a USB hard disk or stick, but a partition on the main HDD is OK, too. Just remeber not to use partitioning tools when reinstalling:
    • Create a new partition using Disk Management leaving a big enough partition for Windows
    • Move your sister's files to that partition
    • Reinstall selecting custom (clean) install
    • Move her files back to correct locations

    You'd better post in our Installation & Setup section for further advice: Installation & Setup - Windows 8 Forums

    Kari
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  10. #229


    Denver, CO
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    Hey Kari,
    Thanks for this! I just used it in build my system and I did move both User & Program Data to D:\!
    Used information here to get apps, etc. working! It is working so far!
    Metro Apps not working in Windows 8 Pro x64 after moving Users and ProgramData folders
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