Windows 7 – Change Default Location

Changing the default location of your personal files is handled very differently in Windows XP and Windows 7.

While in XP this is done through a built-in option, it requires manually actions to perform this in Windows 7.

You can the individual folders in the Properties, Location tab as explained by W7Forums or follow the steps below:

The steps to achieve this is well explained by SevenForums.

In summary:

after copying the user profile folders and files, change the registry entry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
update the ProfileImagePath the attribute in each S-1-5 key
Windows 7 – Change Default Location
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