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Can I move Local/RDP user profiles from the C: drive to the D: drive?

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Hi,

The C: partition on my server is running low on Disk Space, I have cleaned it up as much as possible, however I have about 50 Local/RDP Documents and Settings profiles sat on the C: drive, I would like to move these to the D: drive if possible without loosing their data. This would solve my problem.

Is this possible? how would I go about doing it?

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by:gurutc
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You can copy the profiles from C to D.  Note that this leaves the files on C intact!  Then go into AD Users and change the Term Serv profiles for those users to point to the new file location.  You can change them one at a time to test without affecting any other users.

Good Luck,

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by:gabiosz
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I can't seem to get this working, the profile just re-appears in the original location.

Does the profile have to be a share rather than a local path?

I thought that there may be a reg setting that could be used to point to a new location.
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A share is easier, that's true.

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Paranormastic earned 2000 total points
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Here is how to move existing user profiles:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/userpath.htm

Other things to look at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
string: ProfilesDirectory

SET USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%
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by:gabiosz
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That looks promising, i'll give that a go.
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