I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium. I have already relocated my ********s to a separate partition on my laptop's HD. I am considering also relocating the entire Users Folder to this separate partition in order to make it easier to reimage my system volume without fear of overwriting important user data. I recently had to revert to a month-old image of the system volume, and before reimaging I used Easy Transfer to copy the User data off and reload it after reimaging. This worked but it got me to thinking what if my system volume had become corrupted - I could potentially lose my current User data.
I can think of a few potential issues with relocating Users Folder and would appreciate your insights into these, as well as anything else I should be aware of.
- If my Users Folder is relocated will it create any out-of-sync problems if I have to reimage with an older system image but keep the current Users Folder?
- Are Windows Restore Points in any way impacted by relocating the Users Folder to a different partition or drive?