Updating to El Capitan: Question

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by JamesRandom, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. JamesRandom macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2015
    Hey all.

    So just a quick question.

    I'm going to be updating to El Capitan soon. Currently my mac works by running the OS from an SSD, and everything else on an HDD.

    Now the 'Desktop' folder is also on the HDD. Do I need to do anything before updating? I just don't want to accidentally bork the system if the update decides to install a second desktop on the SSD or something.
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Desktop is just a folder, so if update borks things by creating a new desktop on your SSD, you should be able to move all the files from your old desktop folder on the HDD over to the desktop folder on the SSD, then do whatever you did in the first place to get everything over on the HDD again.
  3. Morpheo macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2014
    So I assume your user directory is on this HDD?

    The desktop is user specific the OS won't "install a second desktop" - as long a it remembers where is located the user directory, you're fine.

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