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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > MOVE YOUR HOME FOLDER

MOVE YOUR HOME FOLDER

The Annoyance:

I'm running out of room on my hard disk, so I bought a new drive that has a lot more space. However, all of my space-eating files are in my Home folder on the old disk. Is there a way to move the Home folder to the new hard disk? A simple drag-and-drop doesn't work.

The Fix:

It's true. Dragging and dropping the Home folder doesn't move some of the invisible files and doesn't properly notify Mac OS X that you've moved it. To make sure all the files are moved, use the Unix command line to make a copy of your Home folder on the new disk (formatted as HFS+). Using NetInfo Manager, you can then tell Mac OS X that you've moved the Home folder.


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