User folder on HD v SSD

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by englishman, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. englishman macrumors 6502a

    englishman

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    Can I get some help troubleshooting on creating new users on my HD instead of my SSD.

    I have Lion on SSD but want users on Hard disk

    I seem to have managed it with my first admin user but when creating and accessing other standard users I get profile missing etc when logging in.

    I am using this method:

    Create user in normal way.

    Then right click on account in user prefs and select a folder (previously created) on the hard drive as the hard disk (somewhere).

    This doesn't seem to work.
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    You need to create the new user and login as that user, then copy its folder to the desired location, then re-direct to the copy using system preferences.
     
  3. englishman, Nov 15, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011

    englishman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    englishman

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    Thanks Jolly Jimmy but that still doesn't work.

    1. You need to create the new user
    2. and login as that user,
    3. logout of that user
    4. then copy its folder to the desired location,
    5. then re-direct to the copy using system preferences.

    I've tried restarting after 1 and a few others but when logging in I get a permissions problem.
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    This is where you're going wrong. If you logout of the new user and login with another, then the change in system preferences is redirecting for the currently logged in user instead of the newly created one. Hence the permissions problems.
     
  5. englishman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    englishman

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    I don't think that's it.

    I have 2 folders one and two and 2 users

    one
    two

    one points to its folders
    two points to its folders

    I am not crossing them over
     
  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    It might be the method that you're copying the user files. When I do this I use sudo ditto PathOfOriginalFolder PathOfDestinationFolder in terminal to make sure all permissions are retained.
     
  7. englishman, Nov 16, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011

    englishman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    englishman

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    Yes, that could be it, thanks I'll try it. I was just doing it in finder.


    ... update

    Yes thanks, works now - ditto is a new one on me. :)

    Dig your avatar. ;)
     

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