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How To Move Users’ Profile Data to a Secondary Disk

  • January 31, 2022
  • Author: V2 Cloud

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How To Move Users’ Profile Data to a Secondary Disk

In this tutorial, you will learn how to move the users’ profiles data to a secondary disk. This is useful to keep your system (C:) drive from getting overwhelmed by your default folders (Music, Pictures, Document…)

NOTES: Microsoft doesn’t recommend moving your whole user’s profile folders (C:Users) to a different location on your production computers. This can cause conflict with Windows Updates and some applications and even break the user’s profile.

We strongly advise against moving the whole user’s folder; only the subfolders should be moved.


Log to your Dashboard and create a secondary disk with this tutorial Once the disk is created, you can log to your Administrator desktop.

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Open File Manager and navigate to C:/users and select your own user profile (you can only move the folders that are yours; even if you are the administrator). Right click on the folder you want to move and go to Property and then the tab Location.

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Select Move and navigate to the new desired location on the other drive. Select OK and then Apply. It will prompt a confirmation message and you select Yes.

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You are done!

Repeat these steps for all the subfolders you want to move to a different drive. Keep in mind you can only move the folders that are yours. If you are an Administrator and you want to move the folders of your users, you will have to connect to their desktop. This cannot be done from the Administrator desktop

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