Suggestion about partitioning

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fsmorelli, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. fsmorelli macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Hi guy.
    I would appreciate a suggestion. I was a Windows user and had two partitions, one for the system and another for data. If I do this scheme in my Macbook, I wonder if I should move my user folder (/ Users / (name)) to the data partition.

    Thank you.
  2. ian.maffett macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2008
    I used to (well, still do for my pcs) but never found the need in osx. It's a different world. Really not worth the aggravation. Maintenance will work much better.
  3. fsmorelli thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Actually i found the thing i'd like to do. It has to do with this comment that i found on the internet: "It’s*not*really*a*good*idea*to*move*your*entire*home*folder*to*another*drive*if*you*want*to*gain*significant*speedups*from*an*SSD*since*lots*of*small*config*etc.*files*are*stored*inside*your*home/Library/…*folders.
    Instead*just*move*the*big*stuff*(Pictures, Movies, Music) to*another*drive*and*symlink*them*back*to*your*home*folder."

    How to do this symlink?
    thank you
  4. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    copy the folders
    open terminal and do the rest in the terminal
    get root access (sudo -s) it will ask you for your password
    delete the folders (rm folder_name)
    create the link (ln -s source target)

    I did this with my SSD and it works really well. I left the Desktop & Library folder & created links for the Docs, Music, Pics.

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