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How to Transfer User Profile to Another Drive/PC

Updated by Roxanne on May 26, 2021

Case 1 from eightforums: "Hi everyone. So I have a SSD that is loaded with my OS(C:) and a HDD 1tb.(B:) I would like to move the user profiles to the HDD. What is the best way to do this?"

Case 2 from techpowerup: "I am trying to figure out how to transfer a very important User profile to a new Windows 10 PC......those few transfer programs but they are crap, it didnt work......"

A user profile is a collection of your data created by yourself, includes your Desktop, Documents, and other account settings. Check your Windows default location in C: drive: C:\Users\your user name. Generally, our personal data stores in a C drive by default. What if your C drive running out of space? It may fail to keep up with constantly updated data and you need to move user files to another drive or PC to free up storage space.

Now let's see how to transfer the user profile to another drive and how to transfer user profiles from one computer to another. Read on two methods here.

How to Transfer User Profile to Another Drive - 3 Ways
How to Transfer User Profile from One Computer to Another

How to Transfer User Profile to Another Drive - 3 Ways

Redirect user folder's location can be finished in 3 ways - one automatic software and two built-in features.

Comparison Pros Cons
EaseUS Todo PCTrans
  • Move user profiles in 1 click.
  • Restore to the default location.
Free to transfer 500MB.
File Explorer Restore the folder to the default location. Can not change all folder's location at one time.
Registry Quickly moves your profiles. Not available for beginners.

1 - Moving User Profile to Another Drive with Data Migration Tool

The newest version of EaseUS Todo PCTrans now supports transfer user profiles to another drive. For average users, it is the easiest way to change your file location from one hard drive to another. This software also supports move applications to another drive. If you are looking for an effective, we recommended this software for you.

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Step 1. Click "Large File Cleanup" on the left panel, and click "Start" button.

large file cleanup

Step 2. Select "Folder" tab, check the folders you want to move. Choose target drive and click "Move" button.

move default folder Step 1

Step 3. Wait for moving process completes. Click "Finish".

move default folder step 2

Note: You can click the "Restore" button to restore the current folder to the default location.

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2 - Apply Built-in feature to Redirect User Profile to Another Drive

How to Move User Profile to Anther Drive in Windows 10:

In the below steps, we will set "moving user folder from C to D" as an example:

Step 1. Open File Explorer.

Step 2. Go to the new location you want to save your data.

Step 3. Click "New Folder" and named it Documents, Music, Downloads, Pictures, Videos.

d drive new folder

Step 4. Navigate to C drive.

Step 5. Right-click the folder you want to move, and then click "Properties" on the drop-down menu.

Step 6. Choose the "Location" tab > Click "Move..." button > Choose new file location on D drive.

move file location

Step 7. Choose the newly created folder on the D drive, and click "Select Folder" > On the Properties window, click OK to apply.

Step 8. Click Yes.

move user folder to d drive

How to Move User Folder to Another Drive in Windows 7:

Step 1. Type "View advanced system settings" on the search box and click to open.

view advanced system settings

Step 2. Navigate to the "Advanced" tab > In the "User Profiles" section, click the "Settings..." button.

system properties user profiles  - 1

Step 3. On the User Profiles window, click the profile you want to move. And click the "Copy To..." button.

system properties user profiles  - 2

Step 4. Browse to choose a file location and click "OK".

system properties user profiles  - 3

3. Use Registry Editor

Step 1. Press Windows + R to open the Run box. Type "regedit" and click OK.

registry editor 1

Step 2. Go to the path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

registry editor 2

Step 3. Right-click files and choose the "Modify..." option.

registry editor 3

Step 4. Input new location and restart your PC.

registry editor 4

How to Transfer User Profile from One Computer to Another

If you are looking for a way to directly transfer a user profile to a new PC. You can use the professional pc transfer tool - EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It enables you to user accounts in 1 click, includes User Account Settings, User Data, Personalization, and Power Options.

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Step 1. Install and launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both two devices. On the source PC, select "PC to PC" to continue.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 1

Step 2. Make sure the two PCs are on the same LAN. Connect to the target PC via its IP address or adding it manually. Enter the login account and password of the target PC and link two PCs by clicking "OK", then choose the direction to transfer files.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 2

Step 3. Click "Edit" at the Accounts section to specify User Accounts and Settings for transferring.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 3

Step 4. Enter the user account and password of the source computer, select the User Account Settings, User Data and other settings that you want to transfer. Click "Finish" to confirm.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 1

Step 5. After selection, click "Transfer" to start to transfer user accounts and settings.

transfer files from one laptop to another - step 5

Get Your Answer Here

In this article, we've listed 3 ways for moving user profiles to another drive and one solution for migrating user folders to another PC. To save your time and prevent your computer from data loss, we recommended the data transfer software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans in part 1 and part 2

Pick up the workable solution by your preference! Any questions contact [email protected]

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Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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