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hi,

I hope someone can help,

I have my home folder redirected to an external drive as I had outgrown my 250gb internal disk. This worked fine until recently when each time my mac restarts it appends the external mount point with a 1 and then my profile is all messed up.

I used the following to fix it each time but now its become a pain in the ***.

Duplicate mount point in /Volumes after unexpected restart

Can anyone help me find a way to fix it for good and show me a better way of doing things?

My imac is intel running leopard and my drive is a maxtor one touch4.
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Sure, that's easy to resolve. Buy a new hard drive. No reason to do what you did and risk losing data when hard drives are inexpensive and can be replaced.

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i was going to avoid upgrading the internal drive as it was cheaper to buy an external.

I was already considering this though as I am very worried about losing stuff alright.
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