Migrating Users folder from C: to D: or another drive on Windows 8.1

  1. Get into Recovery mode and launch CMD
  2. Figure out which drive is really C: and which is D: sometimes C: can be D: and D: can be E:
  3. Use the following command to copy the data (/mir will delete any files that are already in D:\users to keep them use operator /E)
    C:> robocopy /copyall /mir /xj Users E:\Users
  4. Remove the original directory in C:
    C:> rmdir /S /Q Users
  5. Create your symbolic link
    C:> mklink /J Users D:\Users
    Junction created for Users <<===>> D:\Users
  6. Check the junction is there by using dir u should see <JUNCTION> Users [D:\users] on your C: drive
  7. Then just exit and restart

 

Reference: http://docs-windows.readthedocs.org/en/latest/move-users-to-another-drive.html & http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-8-recovery-environment-command-prompt/#start

Use at your own risk or call our computer experts to complete the above steps for you.