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    Mar 02, 2007
    Question best way to move some home folder contents to a 2nd drive?
    what's the best way (steps) to move some home folder contents to a separate drive? for example:

    - is there a UI based approach to do this?
    - if not is it just a matter of using symlinks to fool Lion into thinking they're on the primary drive but they're really on the 2nd drive

    Some of the folders is my home area I'm thinking about here are: Movies, Pictures, Music...

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    Sep 13, 2011
    Kentucky, USA
    Mac Pro 2 x 2.66 Xeon 6gb DDR2 1TB OSX Server
    In terminal you can do

    cp -r ~ /path/to/new/drive/here
    will copy everything from your home directory to your new drive. You may need to change ownership and or permissions with chown and chmod to be able to read and access them from say another account. Hopefully this is a start to answering your question.
    Blair Technology Group - Mac System Administrator

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