I'd like to have my user-area on a different hard drive than the boot drive (I'm on a Mac Pro and have an SSD for OSX/apps, and a separate and much larger hard drive for all my files). I'd also like to create two users (one "root" user, and one "normal" user without the root priveledges for normal use -that's the user I want on the large hard drive) but I'm running into what seems like ownership issues (I tried to create and save a file but couldn't save it). I suspect the online guides I've found have omitted something concerning that part. Here's what I did: Made a fresh OSX 10.6 installation on the SSD Created a new "normal" user ("Accounts" preference, adding a new user) In the Finder, I copied the "normal" user folder over to my large hard drive which has just been formatted In the "Advanced" options ("Accounts" preference) for the "normal" user I selected the path for the newly copied user area on the large hard drive Finally I logged out of the "root" user and into the "normal" account. I did find a more elaborate guide here, but don't want to mess around with UNIX commands like that unless I know for sure that it's the right way to do it. What's the correct procedure?