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How do I set up/change user accounts to have their own disk partition? RRS feed

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  • Hi Folks,

    I need advice on setting up or changing user accounts and partitioning the hard drive. What I want is to set up a partition for Vista then individual partition for each user account created? E.G. Vista and Admin account uses the c: partition, user1 uses b: drive, user2 uses d: drive etc.
    Is this possible?

    Help and advice is much appreciated,
    Nictu.
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:23 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.

     

    It does not recommend that you change the location of the user profile directories or program data folders. Because by changing the default location of the user profile directories or program data folders to a volume other than the System volume, you may come across unexpected issues.


    However, if you do want to move the user profile folder, please visit the following website for more information.


    Use Profiles Directory

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722177(WS.10).aspx

     

    Meanwhile, based on my research, I would also like to share a blog related to this behavior.

     

    Change User Profile Folder Location in Vista

    http://joshmouch.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/change-user-profile-folder-location-in-vista/

     

    Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there.

     

    Hope this helps. Thanks.
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:03 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.

     

    It does not recommend that you change the location of the user profile directories or program data folders. Because by changing the default location of the user profile directories or program data folders to a volume other than the System volume, you may come across unexpected issues.


    However, if you do want to move the user profile folder, please visit the following website for more information.


    Use Profiles Directory

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722177(WS.10).aspx

     

    Meanwhile, based on my research, I would also like to share a blog related to this behavior.

     

    Change User Profile Folder Location in Vista

    http://joshmouch.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/change-user-profile-folder-location-in-vista/

     

    Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there.

     

    Hope this helps. Thanks.
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:03 AM
    Moderator
  • Ya...Dale is right....but if you are really worried about the data size or the hard-disk usage try employing the disk quota...
    Regards, KOWSHAL H.M. a.k.a W@R10CK
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:13 AM
  • Thanks Y'all.

    For the advice, disappointing as it is. A modern Laptop has 200 to 300 Gb hard drive. I don't people realise how big that actually is.....until there is a problem.
    Anyways kowshal I guess disk quotas is something toward where I was hoping to be.

    Thanks again guys, sorry for the late reply

    nictu.
    Friday, June 5, 2009 9:23 AM