Move desktop location to another drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by strausd, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. strausd macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Hi, so I know it is possible to move a users home folder which includes the dekstop. But would it be possible to only move the desktop to another drive? If so, how would you do that?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    #2
    No guarantees, but you could try this: Open a terminal and type

    cd ~
    mv Desktop /path/to/your/other/drive
    ln -s /path/to/your/other/drive/Desktop ./Desktop
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    #3
    Your last line should read:
    Code:
    ln -s /path/to/your/other/drive/Desktop ~/Desktop
    Not sure where the ./ came from.

    jW
     
  4. biker joe macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Has this worked for anyone. I'm trying to do the same thing and it is not cooperating! I've also tried typing in terminal:

    ln -s /Volumes/Master/Desktop Desktop

    I am trying to move my desktop folder to my data drive (called Master). I thought this was a way to basically tell the official desktop folder to go look into my created Desktop folder on my Data drive. Unfortunately it is not working. Any ideas???
     
  5. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    I tried the link thing one time but unsuccessfully. I do not remember why though...
     

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