Changing User Locations

mintlivedotcom

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Apr 21, 2004
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I replaced my hard drive with a faster one and put the original drive as secondary. How do I change the destinations for the following folders: movies, documents, music, and pictures (all Finder folders)?
 

iMeowbot

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Aug 30, 2003
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What do you want, just for those to show up in the left-hand pane of the Finder? You can simply drag the folders on the older drive there. If you want the pretty icons, you'll probably have to play with symlinks.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Bergen, Norway
To change the location of your user folder an easy way is to use NetInfo Manager (it's in /Applications/Utilities).

Goto /users/<your_shortname>, click the lock to make changes, and type in a new home location. Then copy over your stuff (after a restart, I don't think it does this for you, but it's been a while since I did it).