Change ~/Pictures to external drive after reset

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Gr1f, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Gr1f macrumors member

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  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    My advice - don't do that. Every OS upgrade breaks it, as to other things (like, say, fixing permissions). You can store stuff on externals, just don't link the folders from your home folder. I have my Photos Library on an external, and my iTunes Media folder, I just told the apps where to find those files.
     
  3. Gr1f thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the response!
    OK I see your point but I've had it working fine for ages through several system updates.

    I suppose some background. Since I reset to default permissions and had to reinstall the entire Adobe CC suite to get Adobe Illustrator to stop using over 1000% CPU the only issue I have is with Adobe Lightroom. I opened up my main .lrcat file and all the links are broken (some 20k images). The links were ~/Picture/etc but as the alias or symbolic link (can't remember which I did) has been reset they no longer work. Photos app was fine, it started and knew where the Photos Library was as I had probably done and Opt-Click on that to begin with.

    Maybe I could try and raise the issue over at Adobe forums too.
     
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