Move some user directories to another volume

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Outcast-au, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Outcast-au macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Ok - So I've made the leap to an SSD boot disk on my mac pro... so I'm now a little bit short on space (120Gb is not enough for my picture and itunes library... also my downloads... the list goes on.


    How can I move the follow DIR's to another volume without screwing up the permissions?


    I've created alias's but it seems to stuff up the permissions. I even copied the original data over then created an alias...

    Any hints?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    change the location of your Home directory in Accounts preference's Advanced Options by right clicking on your username on the left (make sure you unlock). then reboot.

    EDIT: ok i just tested this to double check by changing the directory to "/" rebooted and was greated to a default desktop. if this happend to you its fine your home directory is still there. just change it back to "/Users/your username" and reboot then it will be back to normal. dont know how to do it exactly but it can be done in Account advanced preferences.
  3. Outcast-au thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Thanks but i already got that part... I don't want to move the entire user profile as a lot of stuff ends up in library. So I only want to move the DIR's listed in the first post.


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