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10.4: Move Users directory to another partition
Authored by: chucky23 on Apr 16, '07 11:42:33AM
Dan Frakes had the definite answer to this question back in 2002.

http://www.macworld.com/2002/06/secrets/osxsecrets/

His method is more simple than what is presented here, and is battle tested.

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10.4: Move Users directory to another partition
Authored by: blgrace on Apr 16, '07 06:14:32PM
FWIW: I used the following resources with success to move my Users directory to my other internal drive. The second link has pictures (using Netinfo Manager) to point back to your Users and home directory.

<a href="http://www.bombich.com/mactips/homedir.html">Bombich</a>;

<a href="http://maczealots.com/articles/home/">MacZealots</a>;

Hope it's helpful

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10.4: Move Users directory to another partition
Authored by: blgrace on Apr 16, '07 06:17:33PM
10.4: Move Users directory to another partition
Authored by: martycastilla on Apr 23, '07 10:26:59AM

I wish I had run across Dan Frakes' article when I was searching, it would have saved me some work. I see his approach any "simpler". There are 4 basic steps in both of our procedures.

  • Copy the original users files with ditto
  • Change the Netinfo setting for the users home directory.
  • Remove the original users files with rm
  • Create the symbolic link with ln -s
  • The only difference I see are the examples used and the amount of verbosity. Granted I added the move command as a precaution. Thank you for the pointer to Mr Frakes article.



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