I currently do not have a home directory on my laptop, and all users are under
C:\Users. I want a folder,
C:\Users\username, to become
C:\home\username. On Linux I know this is mkhomedir_helper, but I am unfamiliar with how to implement this on Windows 10.
Find your SID
Run the following command from the command prompt:
wmic useraccount where name="USER" get sid
Remember to replace
USER with your username. Write this down as you will need it later.
Move your User Profile
Using an administrator account other than the one you want to move, copy the folder
Open Regedit to
In the left pane under the
Profilelist key, select the key that matches the SID your got before. In the right pane, right click on
ProfileImagePath, and click on Modify. Enter the full path to where you copied your User Profile to (i.e.
(update: this might only work on Windows 10 Pro)
Plonis answer is good but instead of going to the registry:
- start menu > type "users" > select "Edit local users or groups" (or lusrmgr.msc)
- double click Users
- double click the user you want to change
- Profile tab > Home folder > Local path > enter the new path
The following steps work on Windows 10 Pro
- Search for and open
- Right click on the user you want to change
- In the section titled
Home folder, enter the new location of the home folder in
Local path. Alternatively, you can map a drive letter to a network location.
OKto apply the changes
- You will need to restart to see the changes take effect, shells will still consider the old location as