Sunday, April 25, 2010

Windows User Profile Relocator

The Windows operating system puts all user profile folders on the main hard drive partition along with the operating system
files. Those user profile folders can grow quite large especially if the designated folders for multimedia files and documents are used extensively.

Windows does not come with tools to move user profiles to another drive. A manual way has been known for some time that involves moving the user profile files to the other drive and changing settings in the Windows Registry.

The software Profile Relocator provides a similar option for Windows users. It basically relocates the user profile folder for profiles that are created after that operation.

This does mean that existing profiles will remain in their original location on the main drive and that newly created profiles will be stored in the new location. Profile Relocator is ideally used after the installation of the operating system.

Users who want to move the already existing Windows user profiles can still use the manual approach to do so.

Profile Relocator is only compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It requires the Microsoft .net Framework 2.0 and can be downloaded from the developer’s website. Users who run the software should consider doing a backup of the operating system before they start the operation.

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