- After major problems with Windows 10, the OS became corrupted and I was finally forced to do a clean install from a bootable USB that I created using the Media Creation Tool.
- Under my previous Windows installation, I had relocated my user-folder to a separate HDD to conserve space.
- I also made a backup of my personal files (created by the "Back up and Restore (Windows 7)" tool which comes with Windows 10 (found in Control panel) before making the clean install. However, Backup skipped several files because it does not backup files which reside on the same disk as where the backup is saved.
- I performed the clean install by creating a local user account which I named identically to my old setup (so my user folder got named identically), and I then connected this local user account to my MS account. Windows displays itself as "Activated" in Control Panel / System and Security / System.
I would like to:
- Again relocate my users folder to my HDD (my SSD is too small to accommodate it)
- Re-claim ownership of my old user-folder on the HDD
- Link OneDrive & Dropbox to the already existing Onedrive/Dropbox-folders within my old User-folder
I understand that it is possible to take ownership of my old user-folder, but I'm not good with Windows permissions and SID's and I'm uncertain how to do this cleanly so that I won't cause some unexpected trouble down the road. I would like the User-folder in the same state as if I had performed an in-place upgrade preserving my personal files.
Many thanks in advance!