Moving user profile to D:

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Chris K, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Chris K

    Chris K Guest

    Just re-installed Vista + moved 3 users from C:/Users to D:/ +moved all
    their old (pre-install) files from old user profile to new user profile on
    D:

    Still having few issues with permissions/installing

    There must be a proper (belt & braces) way to move user profile but how?
     
    Chris K, Aug 7, 2010
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  2. Chris K

    Chris K Guest

    Yes - seen that particular method - very long winded (search & replace in
    registry, etc) and still doesn't address permissions problem

    I just drag/dropped the user folder from C:\users to D:\ and then changed
    the registry profiles in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList from C: to D:

    works but having permissions issues
     
    Chris K, Aug 7, 2010
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  3. Chris K

    Chris K Guest

    After dragging each user from C:\user folder over to D:\ and changing
    registry I had few problems installing programs (e.g. Flash wouldn't
    install)
    I discovered that the cause was that permissions on the user folder was not
    the same as the original - after quite bit playing around, changing
    ownership etc i managed to match them to the original user folders and seems
    to be working OK - it could be an issue with my particular set up - i've
    never seen it mentioned elsewhere but i did have the same problem last time
    i installed and moved users
     
    Chris K, Aug 8, 2010
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