Change the location of the desktop when with 2 drives

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Andur1l, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Andur1l macrumors newbie

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    Apr 17, 2010
    #1
    Hello,
    I recently upgraded my mid 2011 17 inches MBP, got 16gb of RAM and a 256gb Samsung SSD Drive to replace my optical drive. Everything's working great, but since I'm using the SSD only for Applications and my OS I'd like to be able to switch the location of my desktop to my HDD.

    On an unrelated note, something weird happened a few months (before the upgrade), my drive (now driveS) do not show up on the finder anymore, i have to type the command to access it. I went to the Finder preferences to check the drive option, but to no avail. Anybody knows how to take care of the problem?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
     
  2. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    Sep 17, 2012
    #2
    You'll want to setup Symbolic links to any sub folders you want to redirect to a different drive. I did this on my desktop computer to redirect Downloads, Documents, Music and whatever else I wanted to redirect. This article explains it pretty well:

    http://gigaom.com/2011/04/27/how-to-create-and-use-symlinks-on-a-mac/

    No clue on the second option, sorry.
     

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