Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to stylianous)
Alright, I found here that it's actually easier than I thought: http://www.macworld.com/article/1164891/keeping_mac_os_and_data_on_separate_driv es.html "In the past you’d copy your Home folder to the other drive and then point to it via symbolic links but that’s no longer necessary."
I'm assuming your Users folder is on your SSD currently. Here's what it said to do:
1. Make an extra admin account just in case something goes wrong, and log into it.
2. Copy the Users folder from the root directory into the root directory of the HDD.
3. In System Preferences > Accounts, right-click your main user account (the one with all your files), and press "Advanced Options". You should see a window with some options, including "Home directory". Change that to the home directory on the HDD that got copied from the SSD.
Then test it. Of course, if it works, you can delete the original data off the SSD except for the iPhoto library.
Thanks for this, but it still wont work because when i drag the home file and putting in password it completes and fails at 99%.
Thanks for this though, couldnt get to it sooner because apple support was down.
Will have a look at pondini website for a cure.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to stylianous)
I avoid using Finder to copy things like home folders. I don't know why, but it sometimes doesn't work. Carbon Copy Cloner works, but there's also rsync (which is built into OS X) if you know how to use it.