Moving documents/movies/pictures to external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bioflame, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Bioflame macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I was wondering if there's a way to move/copy (Movies/Pictures/Documents/etc) folders from home directory to external drive (time capsule in my case) without losing picture of the folder, for example.

    By that I meant those icons:

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    You will lose them, but you can get them back by copying them over by following this guide.
     
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    This is a failry easy task. Here's a guide: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57365307-263/moving-your-home-folder-in-os-x/

    In short, go to your system settings. Open up accounts. Unlock the lock (in case it's locked). Right click on your own account. Chose advanced settings. Here you can set a new folder for your home folder. Click browse (or something like that) and select your external hard drive (it will automatically recognize it's "volumes/external hard drive/". Or whatever the name of the external hard drive is).
     

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