Solved

How to change a user profile location

Posted on 2008-11-01
2
1,119 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I am using windows XP, that is not on a domain.  I have a smaller C drive and would like to store all the user profiles on another drive, since my wife has a lot of file on her desktop.  Additionally it would be nice to be able to reinstall windows and link to the old profiles.

Is there an easy way to make the change?  Can I copy the user's file to the new location and then change the location of the profile for the user?

Under the settings for a user profile, what is the home folder local path and what is the profile path?

Any suggestions?  I have seen some pages where they said that some registry changes are needed, but there still might be problems.  Is there an easier way to do this?

Or should I just start up my server and put the workstation on the domain and go about it that way?

I am no expert in user profiles by any means so any info is apprediated.
0
Comment
Question by:ryan80
2 Comments
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
andrew_aj1 earned 500 total points
ID: 22859689
This forum thread should help you do what you what:
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1165587376
Good luck.
0
 
LVL 12

Author Closing Comment

by:ryan80
ID: 31512414
thanks
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
Sometimes people don't understand why download speed shows differently for Windows than Linux.Specially, this article covers and shows the solution for throughput difference for Windows than a Linux machine. For this, I arranged a test scenario.I…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now