How to move C:\Users\Public to 2nd hard drive ?

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    I just recieved my RMA'd Western Digital Caviar Black 1.0 TB. hard drive from New Egg yesterday. I've already moved my User folders to the new drive.
    Does anyone on the forum no how to move C:\Users\Public to my second hard drive as D:\Users\Public ?
    I especially want the Recorded TV folder there.
    Any help with this is appreciated.
     
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    No options to move for Public user folder(s).

    That's how I moved my user account's personal files. However that doesn't appear to work for the C:\Users\Public's folders. See attached screenshot from Windows 7 Professional x64.
     

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    Edit the Public key at this location in Regedit:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    Reboot.
     
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    What do I change the Public keys settings to ?

    What do I change the Public key's setting's to ? D:\Users\Public ? Does this move the contents of the Public folders or do I need to creat the D:\Users|Public folder and sub-folders ?
     

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    Changed registry key

    I changef the registry key to D:Users\Public after taking ownership of Public folder. It only moved the following folders without there contents. Public Documents, Public Music and Publick Videos. It didn'y move Sample Music, Sample Videos or Recorded TV. I copied these folders over to D;Users\Public and put them where they are suppposed to go. ie: Sample Videos in Public Videos, Sample Pictures in Public Pictures and Sample Music in Public Music. Is there anything else I need to do? PS Pblic folder categories don't have a Location tab.
     
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    Never tried with public folders, it may be you don't have high enough access to move public.

    In general I have found the easiest way to move the folders is to drag and drop & the system is smart enough to move system pointers when the folder moves.
     
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