How to move the library folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sammyman, May 15, 2011.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    I have a mac pro, and would like my applications, system, and library folder on the boot drive. However, right now the library folder appears to still be on a different drive along with the home folder. Is there anyway to move the library folder onto the boot drive and keep all settings the same?
     
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  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How does the computer know that the folder has been moved?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    After you finished the cloning process, you could delete (or rename) the Library folder on the volume where you don't want the Library folder to be, thus Mac OS X should look for the correct Library folder where all the other system folders (Applications, System, Users, ...) are.
     
  5. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried deleting it and it says this folder is required for macosx. That's why im stuck.
     
  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    You can't move the Library folder and just hope that OS X finds where it is. Delete the original in terminal then create a symbolic link pointing to where you moved it to.
     

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