How can I have the user account in the other partition of the disk?

Hello I would like to have my user account for my local computer on the 2nd partition of the disk EX d: so if I need to reinstall the operative system I can format the C: and then redirect the user account to the D: without losing my files
TePukeHighSchoolAsked:
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Netman66Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Or this:

http://joshmouch.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/change-user-profile-folder-location-in-vista/

Actually, this moves the entire Users tree, while the first link is just one user's profile.

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alikaz3Commented:
The "user account"? Do you mean the "My Documents" folder? Or do you mean the whole user folder, containing all your personal program files and settings?

If you mean just the My Documents folder, you can change the location of that folder, take a look at these instructions:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_mydocs.htm

If you mean everything, you can't really. The settings stored in those user folders correspond to the installed instances of software that you are using. If you use a "roaming" profile, in an Active Directory system, that's different. But I'm pretty sure you are talking about a personal computer.
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TePukeHighSchoolAuthor Commented:
yes I mean the whole user folder, on the local computer
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Netman66Commented:
You can move the profile folder "Users" quite easily.

Read through this:
http://www.vista4beginners.com/Move-user-files-folders-to-another-partition

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alikaz3Commented:
Ok according to MS you can only set that value during system setup, and here is the KB:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;236621

You could definitely work this out the way you like, but it will definitely require you reinstalling windows. Are you interested in doing that? If so I can offer more assistance.
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alikaz3Commented:
!!!!!!CORRECTION

I'm sorry, I was talking about XP, and it looks like you are using Vista! Netman66 found you a tutorial on how to do each folder one-by-one - but I don't think it will cover everything in the user folder.

This seems to answer your question specificallly:

http://joshmouch.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/change-user-profile-folder-location-in-vista/

Let me know if you have trouble!
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Netman66Commented:
Um, I posted links to individual folders and the same link you just posted already... :o)

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alikaz3Commented:
Yea I see that Netman, you beat me to that wordpress.com article. If it works give the points to Netman66 please.
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