I'm currently trying to move bulky folders from my SSD to my HDD (my
Users folder and
ProgramData folder). I'm following a short guide on using Directory Junctions to do this effectively.
However, this doesn't work for me. This is exactly what I did on my latest attempt:
- Locate old Users folder on HDD – the one I want to keep
- Install Windows 8 on SSD
- Reboot into recovery console – SSD=C: HDD=D:
robocopy /copyall /mir /xj C:\ProgramData D:\ProgramData
- Reboot into Ubuntu to copy over anything that failed and delete
- Reboot into recovery console
- Make junctions
mklink /J C:\Users D:\Users
mklink /J C:\ProgramData D:\ProgramData
- Check with
dirthat everything looks okay.
However, when I booted back up, the login splash screen was plain blue, I had no user profile picture, and upon logging in, I get:
User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. User profile cannot be loaded
So, I moved
ProgramData back again, and renamed
Users.old back to Users. This time, the splash screen shows correctly, but I still get the user profile issue.
What did I do wrong?