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I have reasons to believe my user profile is corrupted following a manual upgrade to Windows 1703 Creators Update.
Important: The Windows Automatic profile only affects non-domain joined Windows 7 devices.
Hello, It is being a while since I have been dealing with Windows 10 failed updates.
Each computer that a user logs on to has a copy of the user's profile.
Because this profile is stored on the computer's hard disk, users who access several computers will have a profile on each one of them.
You can use a program like System Restore Manager to create a new system restore point, or one of the backup software programs in our overview for the backup.
User profiles contain settings for the network environment, such as desktop configuration and menu options.
Here is a step by step guide on how to change a user's name and profile folder name under Windows 7.
If you change some of the profile folders from partition, such as Program Data or App Data you condemn the Windows update to fail.
I like to have my drive separated in two partitions, one dedicated only for Windows (With no user files in order to maintain it static without growing) and another partition with the rest (Users folder and Programs files and data).
Personally I would not run the risk; here's what I do. Installed programs create their own folders in the typical default library folders. I agree with the principle of separating Windows from data.
From the Tutorial section (do have a look): Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 and for interest: Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive | ZDNet Can you move the "Users" folder to another drive? I wish to avoid the possible difficulties consequent on relocating folders. I use my own 'My files and Folders', Photos, Videos, Music, Downloads... Sadly, Windows does not allow separation of users from the OS, to me one of its biggest weaknesses.