Time Machine Assitance

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  1. johnrawkstaugh macrumors newbie

    johnrawkstaugh

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    Hey folks, and thanks for your time! Long time reader of this forum, but haven't found an answer to the issue I just created for myself this morning.

    I do music production and in an effort to free up my SSD, I tried moving my User Folder to my second HDD so I could save and run my apps and all of my plug-ins from there but use the speed of the SSD while in production. So, I relocated the User folder over, restarted the computer and it came up like a new mac and all of the Time Machine backups that I had set on an automatic schedule were gone. All my files, programs, plug-ins are still here, but now I feel as if I'm starting from scratch... keychain is new, desktop, etc.

    Have I noobed myself or is there hope?
     
  2. owbp macrumors 6502a

    owbp

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    Try copying all your user subfolders from SSD to new HD. Don't forget to unhide and copy Library, it's where all your settings are stored.
     
  3. bernuli macrumors 6502

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    What steps did you use to move your User folder?
     
  4. johnrawkstaugh thread starter macrumors newbie

    johnrawkstaugh

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    Moved the User folder from the original location on Master SSD to Volume/2TB (second hard drive) then, via User & Groups; Advance Options; home directory I changed the access location.
     
  5. bernuli macrumors 6502

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    Did you first log on a a different user than the one who's user folder you were moving?


     
  6. johnrawkstaugh thread starter macrumors newbie

    johnrawkstaugh

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    I signed in as Admin.
     

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