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Use an SSD boot drive and keep Users on an encrypted Data drive
Authored by: deemery on Oct 10, '12 07:43:57AM

I'm curious: What gets created in /Users to link to the user home directory on the other disk? Is it a POSIX Symbolic Link, or a MacOS X alias?



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Authored by: boredzo on Oct 10, '12 09:01:50AM

In the Users & Groups preference pane, I right-clicked on my account name and selected Advanced Options, and set the location of my user account to be my old user account on the secondary drive now named Data HD.

Home folders don't have to be in /Users on the boot drive. Your Home folder can be anywhere. This person put it on their data drive and then set that folder as their Home folder in their account options.



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