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Solved Windows 7 users directory file messed up after move

April 8, 2012 at 20:26:53
Specs: Windows 7, 3 GHz / 4 GB

I was trying to move my User directory to the D: drive and create a symbolic link from the C: drive in order to keep them separate from the operating system. Although my system works perfectly still, I suspect not all is as I would want.

I expected to see 2 Users directories, one in C: drive and one in D: drive, both with the same content, probably indistinguishable from each other. Instead, some files have been copied while most are missing. As far as I can tell from a quick search, all those in the D:\Users folder are also in C:\Users.

What is the safest way to get everything back to C:\Users, delete the D:\Users, and start again?

How can I tell if there is a symbolic link there at all? Is it visible? Can it be made so?

Terry


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April 9, 2012 at 03:05:28
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Here is every thing you need to know about what you are trying to do.

http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-...


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#2
April 15, 2012 at 22:03:37

Gretti,

That is where I started. But I don't know if I did it right and suspect I didn't
Now I don't know what exactly has happened. I don't know if there is a link there or not. I wanted to know how to get back to the beginning so I could start again the experience I gained from the first try.

Thanks all the same,

Terry


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