Folders within Home Folder

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by harry454, May 5, 2012.

  1. harry454 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Hi all, I have just got a Intel 520 SSD and a 1 TB. I want to move my downloads folder only to my 1TB drive, but still have it link back up to the downloads shortcut under my username as well as in the finder sidebar. How would I go about doing this. As well contemplating moving my music to the 1TB as well.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You might consider leaving your downloads folder as it is, since you'd run into problems if you downloaded something when the external drive wasn't mounted. Instead, once things are downloaded, move them to the external drive. As for your music, if you're using iTunes, you might want to keep your favorite music on your internal drive, so it's available when you're mobile, and have the rest stored on the external. I find this arrangement works quite well.

    How to split a single iTunes library over two or more media locations
  3. harry454 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Sorry to clairfy my 1TB is internal in the optibay
  4. bozz2006, May 5, 2012
    Last edited: May 5, 2012

    bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    I'm on my iPhone right now but will be home soon. I'll post a link that does a good job of explaining exactly how to do what you want to do. I linked my photo, video, music, download folders to the optibqg HDD.

    Edit: Here ya go.

    Symlink folders
  5. harry454 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Thank you!!

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