Moving documents/movies/pictures to external drive

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

  1. Bioflame macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2011
    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:

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You will lose them, but you can get them back by copying them over by following this guide.
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    This is a failry easy task. Here's a guide:

    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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