Can I separate -each- users folder on distinct drives ?

Discussion in 'Windows Security' started by mbee, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. mbee

    mbee New Member

    Jul 12, 2016
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    What I'm looking for is not to simply change the whole userdata to another drive, but to create separate drives for each users, and have their application data, my doc, etc folders on their own drives.

    Sadly, from looking at environment variables though I think it's not possible.. What do you think ?

    My goal is to manage drive space in logical partitions. For example, I don't want to have the whole userdata directly on D: 's root, since nothing would prevent anyone from creating D:/new_folder for example..

    Any idea ?
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Jul 4, 2015
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    I wouldn't recommend separate partitions that would just get to cumbersome to manage. Typically Windows needs the user profiles to be on the C drive. You could create a folder on the D partition, copy the users entire folder from C:\Users\<username> to D:\folder\<username> and then make a directory junction. This would make Windows still think the folder is on the C drive. Then you can just impose quotas on the folders if you need to.

    mklink /J C:\Users\<username> D:\<username>

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