Microsoft Edge and mklink "User Data"


hubgod

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Hi all,

I keep a lot of my data on a D drive such as Documents, Desktop, Music, Pictures etc.
I also mklink my Edge User Data folder to the D drive See below.

mklink /J "C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data" "D:\My Files\Edge\User Data"

This has worked for years now and also works for Chrome and other browsers.

So this week Edge now only opens and closes no error message or anything, If I delete the link and put the User Data Folder back in its rightful place all works fine again.
Chrome still works fine with the mklink.

Any ideas ?
 
Windows Build/Version
Edition Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 Installed on ‎25/‎06/‎2023 OS build 22631.3007 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22681.1000.0

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    i7
Ok After some digging I Found a solution.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"UserDataDir"="D:\\My Files\\Edge\\User Data"

All working correctly again.
 

My Computer

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    Windows 11, Windows 10, Ubuntu
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    Laptop
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    Acer Aspire
    CPU
    i7
Thank you sir, I have even posted it on MS tech community forum and they could not help. :thumbsup:
 

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