By default all the windows users data are located in C:\users\ directory if C is the directory where windows is installed. Many a times what happens is when any kid of upgrade fails resulting in files or system which is unusable you loose all the customization and the data.
Profile Locater is a small program which gives a smart solution to this problem by relocating all your user profile to another folder making sure you dont loose your settings and windows is still usable.
- You can duplicate your existing profile.
- You can relocate your windows users directory some where else.
Here are the steps:
The application contains the required information on how it works, but below is
a brief recap on what you should do. Please note that if the “re-installing
Windows” step doesn’t apply to you, you can just create the new account from
your current account. Unfortunately this means you will not be able to create
the new account using your current acount’s name.
If you’re just about to re-install Windows, you should create an account when
prompted by Windows during the Windows installation phase using a temporary
name. Do not use the name you would like your permanent account to have. For
example, use an account name of Test.
Once you’ve been logged into your temporary account (or main account if you did
not re-install Windows), do not install anything
except for Profile Relocator. Run PR, read and agree to the the disclaimer in
the first step, then select the location you would like all future-created
Windows profiles to be located in and click Start.
Once the relocation process has finished, click Finish.
Restart your PC and log back into your temporary account and create your
new profile using the User Accounts control panel applet, using the original
account name that you wanted. Check the profile destination you entered
in PR above and you should see the newly created account in that location.
Log out of your current temporary account and then into the newly created
account. Once you have ensured the account is working as intended (no errors
being reported by Windows upon login), feel free to delete the temporary
account (eg. Temp) that you just logged out of as it is no longer required.
Profile Relocator does not support the location change of existing profiles as
is much more risky due to the required number of steps and their complexity.