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Redirect my User Profile

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7

    Redirect my User Profile


    Evening all,

    Currently my own desktop is running Windows 7 but I am wanting to install Windows 8 and get used to it. I have tried it previously but struggled.

    Anyway Im going to take the plunge now but im worried that I can't redirect my user profile. I have a 120gb SSD drive that I ONLY install the OS on to. I then have a G: which houses my user profile and all my settings etc. This is quite large too.

    I have looked around the forums and it appears that this isn't just a quick in the registry like it was in Windows 7. Is the only way to do this by booting in to "Audit" mode or is there a quick registry change I can do like Windows 7. This is the only thing that is stopping me from upgrading.

    Regards,

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  2. #2



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Hi NEOBAHAMUT and welcome to Windows 8 Forums.

    Sure you can, and it is exactly the same method for Vista and W7 too. I use it myself to relocate my user profiles onto my U: drive. Attached is a reg file, which is a modified version of the file I use (the only difference being is that I have renamed the drive to G: instead of U: to reflect what you have).

    User Profiles.reg
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7


    Would you be able to give me a guide on how to do this? I changed the "ProfileList" registry setting and then when I tried logging back in it kept automatically signing me out and the only way back in to windows for myself was to reinstall windows...

    Can't believe how difficult this is....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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