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  1. It worked or me, but a few weeks later after a system restore, windows stop working, like some system files on the users folder were missing or corrupted or something…

  2. Does not work with Windows 8.1 Pro, tried 3 times. When the changes are made and the pc rebooted the logon fails (permission problem). Made exactly the steps with xcopy and robocopy, permissions are ok. The symlink still exists when I boot with repari options and open the command prompt. Also when I open the user folder on c:usersusername I can sell all the folders.

    Any ideas what can cause this problem?

    best regards,

    Sarge

  3. i dont know about a metro crash error but im getting this error after having created my symlinks: C:Windowssystem32systemprofileDesktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this
    computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a
    different location.

    i have no idea how to fix=/
    btw im running windows 7 ultimate 64bit, ive moed user, program files and program files (x86), the latter folders are working and the user symlink does in fact open the proper location but i still get this error every time i open up the files

    should note that the symlinks were made in logon because they were not working properly from recovery

  4. i have do this and every thing works the apps didn’t crashed but the windows explorer dissapeared !!! and downloads file there is no directory for it , and the desktop files have disappeared to

    • Yes, the trick is still valid. However, I would suggest using folder redirect instead of registry hack or symbolic links. check out this post if interested.

      http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-move-user-profile-folders-to-another-partition-without-symbolic-link

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