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repointed Home folder results in redundant HD name

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Feb 26, 2013 1:12 PM

i am running snow leopard on the Disk in Bay 1 on my 2004 Mac Pro and awhile back got some great advice about moving my Data (i.e. my Home Folder) over to the Disk in Bay 3 (which is much larger).


i have noticed that this means that i have a "User" folder which shows my Home Folder and then the associated Applications, Desktop, Documents etcetera as sub folders in this Home Folder.


one thing i have noticed whcih seems very weird is that there is a "Hard Drive Name" folder at the same level as the User folder so i have "User" and then next to this is a folder with the name of the hard drive that both of these folders are stored on. if i delete this folder the folder comes back.


since there is no data in this folder does anyone know if this is normal operating procedure or may be not an ideal situation. i find it a tad annoying and a bit odd.



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  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)

    You need to post a screenshot of this. Post back if you need directions.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)

    There never was a Mac Pro until 2006, the 1,1 model, and that will only run up to Lion.


    There should be /Users on your boot drive, but not on the #3 drive.




    is all you have to and want to have, as you are not moving "/Users" normally


    In fact I find it best  to leave a small default account over on the boot drive just in case and so you can use it plus the


    ~/Library of your home account gets a lot of I/O activity and does best usually when left on an SSD boot drive - otherwise copy it over.


    Accounts / Advanced Options / - your path to home should be there with volume3/.... in there correctly


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