Resolved How Do I Access the User Library Folder on a Mt Lion Clone External Drive

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Roy Hobbs, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Roy Hobbs, Oct 3, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012

    Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    Hello, I have a drive containing a bootable backup of the hard drive of my old MacBook Pro. I need to access some of the files that live in the user/library directory of the back up drive.

    I've tried turning on hidden folders and turning on the user library but that doesnt seem to work for the external drive.

    Any ideas?
  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    am not home (i've done this myself); think i typed an address in the Go to Folder window (under the Go menu); google the issue!

    but the reason i'm posting: once you've accessed the backup user library...make an ALIAS for it, keep that somewhere (i keep it ON my backup drive).

    then next time u need access, it's as simple as clicking on the alias (also useful, for me, when i want to get to that folder THRU an app 'open with' window)...
  3. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    I was trying that but I was missing something.

    VOLUMES, that what I was missing


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