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Join Date: May 2004
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2004-05-19, 19:20

Moving your Home folder: by CubeDude

Sometimes its useful to keep your Home folder on its own hard drive, seperate from the System folder.

1. Open Netinfo Manager. It's located in /Applications/Utilities.

2. Authinticate yourself. To do this click on the Security menu and then on Authinticate... Enter your password.

3. In the center column, click on "users". Then find your user name in the right-hand column.

4. In the box underneath the three columns, find the "home" property.

5. Highlight that property/value.

6. After it is highlighted, double click on the value. Make sure you double-click on the value, or you could ruin your user. This should allow you to edit the value.

7. Type in the path to your new home folder.

It should look something like this:


Obviously, you should replace VOLUMENAME and USERNAME with their respective values.

8. Move over all the contents of the old folder.

Schvoo adds: Note that this can have adverse affects when running certain non-cocoa applications, especially installers such as InstallerVISE. I've been there, done that, and in the end I wound up moving my home folder back to where it belongs.