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May
19
comment What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7
I was able to relocate the users directory.
May
19
revised What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
Added section on permissions.
May
19
revised What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
Added followup notes.
May
19
comment What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
How do you change the permissions on D:\Users when you re-install the OS?
May
15
revised What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7
Added W7 specific instructions.
May
15
accepted What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7
May
14
awarded  Commentator
May
14
comment What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7
This looks promising. I'll try it tonight. If it works I'll select it as the answer.
May
14
comment What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7
I saw this article, but I wanted to move the entire users directory, and wanted to avoid mucking about in the registry.
May
14
asked What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7
May
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May
13
revised What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
Removed temp drive per commenter suggestion.
May
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awarded  Teacher
May
6
comment What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
Per tomjedrz suggestion, I may ditch the T-drive since it's non-trivial to point windows at the new temp directories.
May
6
comment What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
Another point in your favor about the temp files is that it's a PITA (Pain in the arse) to tell windows where the temp files are...
May
6
comment What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
The symlinks is a good idea. I do that too.
May
6
awarded  Student
May
6
comment What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
My reasoning behind putting temp on a separate drive is that as I install apps on C those files will intermingle with the temp files and get fragmented. I've read that NTFS handles fragmentation, but the fact that MS still provides a defrag tool, seems to belie that.
May
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comment What directories go on which drives so as to make Windows re-installation as painless as possible?
Can someone provide a list of root directories in vista and/or w7?
May
6
comment Optimal UNIX File System Partition + Setup Strategy
actually, splitting /usr and /var allows you to enable journaling on one and not the other.