relocating Users folder to alternate drive

I am about to reformat my own workstation (aren't holidays great!).  I want to use  a 60GB SSD for the operating system and a second, larger hard drive for everything else. What is the best way to have windows use the "D:" drive for the Users folder? Is there a way to default other folders such as program files to the alternate drive?
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10023Web site maintenance and designCommented:
Right click on "my documents"
click on properties
click on location
click on "move" to new location
ryan680Commented:
If your putting a SSD as C and SATA drive as the D, then you want the OS and all programs to be installed on C. I would re-route all your My Documents to the D by right click on 'my documents', properties, location and move. I would also highly recommend that you move the page file to the D drive as well. If your using Windows 7 then this will be done automatically. If your using Windows XP you will need to move it via My Computer.
TecterAuthor Commented:
I know that I can move the My Documents files in this way. However this will not move the apps folder etc. I was hoping to find a way to redirect the users folder entirely with all users and all files and make the new location the default for any and all users created.
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marsiliesCommented:
I think this guide will do what you want:
http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2009/05/how-to-change-user-profile-default-location-in-windows-7/

Note that this method is intended to be used with a clean install of Windows 7, with no previous users. You have to create a temporary user during install that will install on C, but after

Here's a utility that does the same as the guide above:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/change-windows-default-user-profile-directory/

This guide shows how to move the Users folder in an existing install of Vista, which should work for 7 as well. It's a bit more involved though:
http://joshmouch.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/change-user-profile-folder-location-in-vista/

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TecterAuthor Commented:
Thank you,

With the cost of SSD's coming down at least for the smaller drives I think this question will come up a fair bit in the future.

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