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Relocating The Windows 7 “Users” Directory

Why move C:\Users?

1) You have an SSD drive.

2) Moving just your Documents folder doesn’t move all your data files.

3) Using the registry to or Windows UI to move Documents folder only works when an application refers to Documents by name. Any application that hard codes the path C:\Users\username\Documents such as Microsoft’s own Visual Studio will recreate that folder. Then depending on how the application references the Document folder they will get different locations.

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