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By kcav ·
If I move the Documents and Settings folder off my system drive and place in on a logical dsik drive used for storing data how will other software programs find it?

I notice programs place things in the All Users and Default Users accounts? If I move those accounts where will the data go?

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Move Documents and Settin ...

here are 2 artickles that may help you.
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http://tinyurl.com/2xned

Leopold

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by kcav In reply to Move Documents and Settin ...

Thank you for the references. I am studying the documents. First reading said, Documents and Settings folder is not designed to be moved off the system drive. It seems to me the folders that contain .pst files are grow proportionately to the number of contacts. Not only will the amount of disk space increase, but the contebnts of those files will change constantly. So they should be backedup at a shorter interval. That is why I thought of moving them to another drive apart from exes. Do most people leave them on the system drive? For security I was going to limit access to the system drive and closely monitor its access. Is there something wrong with my thinking?

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by kcav In reply to Move Documents and Settin ...

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by RCOM In reply to Move Documents and Settin ...

Create and share the folder of choice on the remote computer.
Click Start menu, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management.
In Users and Groups, right-click the user account that you want to modify, and select Properties.
On the Profile tab, in the profile path, type the location you want to assign in the following format
\\ServerName\ProfilesShareName\UserProfileName


ServerName is the name of the computer where the profiles are stored.
ProfilesShareName is the share name where the profiles are stored.
UserProfileName is the specific folder for this users profile.

If there's an exsisting profile you can create a copy of it from the Users in Control Panel. Select properties for the user. Then click copy profile. after that use the steps above to set the path.

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