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 +====== Change user profile folder location on Windows 7/8/8.1 ======
 +When you wish to change the location of your user profile folder, you don't have any tools at your disposal, except step-by-step manual solution.
  
 +Recently I had to switch AD domains on some laptops, and users got a new profile (since they, in fact, were new users). I found that switching user profile folder path was not something that wan not possible out-of-the-box.
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 +Here is how you do it manually:
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 +  - Create a System Restore Point (you can never have too many of those)
 +  - Log on as an administrator
 +  - If you are moving your user profile folder, then move the folder c:​\Users\SomeUser somewhere (eg. d:​\SomeUser).
 +  - If you just have to switch folders, skip to step 4.
 +  - Open the registry editor and navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
 +  - Search for "​ProfileImagePath"​ until you find the one that points at c:​\Users\SomeUser
 +  - Modify it so that it points at to the new path (eg. d:​\SomeUser)
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 +Log off, and log in as '​SomeUser'​.
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 +Use System Restore in case something goes terribly wrong.
windows/client_os/profile_folder.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/31 09:06 (external edit)