Win 7: Moving User and ProgramData AFTER installation — any problems?

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  1. Blaq

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    I just got a NAS and am finally setting up a backup routine. My PC came with one big C: partition, where my data files are stored. The rational thing is to separate them from the OS and applications. I don't want to reinstall everything just to start fresh and be given a chance to specify the location of my user files.

    The recipe at http://superuser.com/questions/84536/moving-windows-7-programdata-folder-after-installation seems straightforward enough. (From a Repair environment, move the folders to D :, set up two junction links and regedit the ProfileImagePath value for each user.)

    Still, I need to double-check: has anyone encountered problems after doing this? Thanks!
     
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