Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'static links? Can break Final Cut Pro & others' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
static links? Can break Final Cut Pro & others
Authored by: bischofftep on Mar 31, '05 09:09:56AM
Be aware that using a symbolic link to point /Users to /Volumes/Users will cause some applications to fail, most notably and Final Cut Pro. I've struggled with FCP for weeks until I just gave up and switched to using NetInfo to move my user partition and left /Users right where it was.

[ Reply to This | # ]
separate /Users volume
Authored by: sjk on Mar 31, '05 01:33:43PM

I haven't had trouble using Final Cut Express or any other apps with a separate /Users volume attached via the /etc/fstab UUID method referred to by Hes Nikke earlier in this hint. It's the most transparent way I know of to ensure "/Users/username/..." pathnames will work on my other Macs which still have /Users on the startup volume. The NetInfo method would be my second choice, and even preferable in some situations. The symlink method has too much uncertainty for me to trust or recommend it.

[ Reply to This | # ]
static links? Can break Final Cut Pro & others
Authored by: aalegado on Jan 05, '06 06:27:04AM

I have my home directory symbolically linked as opposed to the entire /Users. Before I did this never worked for me. Once I created the symbolic link, it automagically begain working.

To wit:

/Users/oldhome is a symbolic link to /Volume/OtherVolume/Users/newhome

The /Users remains the "official" /Users directory while the /Volume/OtherVolume/Users is just a directory with the same name but no special system status.

[ Reply to This | # ]