Moving Home Folders Or Using Aliases In Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bluethree, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Bluethree macrumors regular

    Bluethree

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    Folks installed an SSD along with Optibay and am looking to make best use of the much needed space but keen to do it in the right way. I have a 2011 MBP with SSD in the original bay (user installed) and an Optibay with a 750 Gb HDD in the optical bay. All running OSX Lion. I would be really keen for some informed advice please.

    1. Should I go down the Aliases route for selected folders i.e. Video, Music & Pictures or move the entire Home Folder to the new Optibay which houses a 750 Gb drive?

    2. In either instance does anybody know how Filevault 2 performs i.e. In the event of moving the Home User Folder to a drive outside the boot drive will that folder be encrypted? Whilst video and music on an aliases context is not important to me ( to need to protect) I need to protect other vital work documents etc that would reside in the same Home Folder.

    Grateful for any advice. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Moving the Home folder is definitely easier as it's only one step. I don't have experience with aliases so I can't really comment on that. I don't know how FileVault works either but one option is to create an encrypted disk image for the work files if FV doesn't work.
     

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