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How to Easily Move Users Folder to Another Drive Windows 10

Updated on Aug 02, 2018 by Jean to PC Transfer

Summary:
This page shares a super easy Windows 10 transfer software to move Users Folder to another drive in Windows 10. It's called EaseUS Todo PCTrans that facilitates the transfer of system, personal files, users folders and applications from one hard drive to another, from Windows 7 to Windows 10, from HDD to SSD and so on.

Move users folder to another drive Windows 10

"I wish to move C:\users to a new computer so that I can keep everything resides in the folder, but I search on the internet still have no clue about how to make it happen, the provided solutions are too hard to perform. So, what's the best method for me to move users folder to another drive in Windows 10? The easier, the better."

Manually move Users folder to another drive in Windows 10?

In a nutshell, there are two groups of Windows 10 users who want to move Users folder. One group wants to relocate the folder in order to free up system disk space; the other group only wishes to make a copy of users folder to some other place, for example, from C: to E:, from HDD to SSD, from one drive to another drive, etc.

4 Ways to change Users Folder location in Windows 10

1. Change the value in My Documents ->Properties ->Location tab.

2. Change the value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

3. Leaving C:\users where it is and using a symbolic link to E:\users.

4. Find a Windows 10 easy transfer tool to automate the transfer.

Automatically move Users folder to another drive in Windows 10?

So, concluding from the general methods that we wrote here, what's the best method you should feel no hesitation to attempt it first? As you can tell, the former 3 methods are kind of tricky, you can hardly start without an in-depth instruction. Besides, one noticeable fact is that all the three methods won't help when you consider moving users folder to another drive on another computer. Why not consider the last resort?

EaseUS Todo PCTrans is a super easy Windows 10 transfer software, which facilitates the transfer of users folder from one computer hard drive to another computer hard drive. It's definitely the most recommended method for average users.

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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

There are two channels you can try to move Users folder in Windows 10 with EaseUS Todo PCTrans, including transfer via the network connection or creating an image file. For your case, we adopt the latter and gives you an instruction. To make the transfer, you need a USB drive to hold the image file.

Step 1. On both of your computer, download and install EaseUS Todo PCTrans. 

Step 2. Activate this software with unlimited data transfer capacity. 

▶ 1. If you need a free tool - EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free can help. (Only 2 Apps/files are supported.)
▶ 2. If you need to transfer many files or a big amount of files, activate this software and follow guidelines below for help now.

 

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  1. Step 3. On computer 1, where you'd like to transfer the Users folder from, connect the USB drive.
  2. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans and select the option "Via an image file". It's for preparing an image in advance for transferring.

choose via an image file to create an image file of users folder

  1. Step 4. Choose the option "Create the image file".
  2. By doing so, you can select the applications and data you want to transfer to create the image file.

choose create the image file to move users folder to another drive

Step 5. Click the edit icon next to "User data", under "This PC", click the Local Disk (C:) and you can find the Users folder. Tick the checkbox and click "OK".

select the users folder to move users folder to another drive

Step 6. Select a location (your USB drive) to save the image file and click "Save".

choose a location to save the image file of users folder

After creating the image file of Users folder, you can insert the USB drive to computer 2, where you'd like to transfer the Users folder on computer 1 hard drive to the computer 2 hard drive,  this time choose "Transfer from the image file" at the second step. Follow the guide to restore the Users folder image to the desired hard drive.