Re: Moving the USERS folder
- From: Asterix@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Asterix)
- Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:38:45 GMT
Steve W. Jackson <stevewjackson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In article <1132014195.897874.201000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> jambay53@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Is it technically possible under OS X to move the Users folder to a
> > different partition or drive?
> > If yes......is it *advisable*? :-)
> > I've tried to simply drag the Users folder to another
> > partition.......the OS gave an error, more or less saying it couldn't
> > be done.
> > Curiously, there was a posting on this group about 3 years ago stating
> > that the NetInfo Manager utility is used to move (or re-link) the Users
> > folder. Is that still the case?
> > Cheers,
> > Jason Paris
> Personally, I would not recommend *moving* it at all. But on an earlier
> system I had, I copied it and then set all accounts to use that location
> for their home directories.
> It's painfully difficult to get OS X to use a moved /Users folder as the
> starting point for creating home folders for new user accounts. That's
> why I suggest not moving it. You also can't simply drag it, as you've
> found, due to security issues. You can, however, use the sudo and ditto
> commands in Terminal to copy its contents to another location. Then you
> can use NetInfo to change each user's account to refer to the new
> location. Only after doing this and testing each one should you
> permanently remove the originals.
A good guide is on the following page (Google is your friend) :
> Once that's done, and with the original /Users effectively empty, new
> accounts land there awaiting an update via NetInfo to a new location,
> after you've copied their newly created one to the alternate spot and
> removed the original.
> = Steve =
I recommend Macs to my friends, and Windows machines
to those whom I don't mind billing by the hour
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