Re: Using junctions to organize program and user files?
Why don't you just create a users folder on the other hard drive, then a
folder with your user ID. Then remap the locations of these files to the new
locations. When you change the location Vista will offer to move all your
You can get to the place to change the locations, by selecting your name on
the start menu and then you will get an explorer window with all your
special folders. Right click and change the location.
"Falcon64" <Falcon64@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I'm running Vista x64 home premium edition.
> I'd like to keep my program files and user files on separate partitions.
> I'd prefer to setup a junction (symbolic link) to the separate partitions
> that the system automatically does its thing in the new partitions as if
> were in the original partition.
> The problem is getting permission to move the files to the new partition
> delete the old files, etc.
> I've tried to use the security tab in the advanced window to change the
> owner and permissions but it works on some files and folders but not
> After much effort I got it to work for all my user files but screwed up
> program files so I had to do a new install.
> I've considered running cacl to raise my WIC level to "Trusted Installer"
> but would rather try a simpler method if possible.
> Are there any other options?