System Administration Guide
Chapter 1, Administering user accounts

Changing user home directories

Changing user home directories

In the Account Manager, select the user name, then select Modify from the Users menu. Use the Change Home Directory button to display the home directory options (only the first three are available when you add a new user):

Home Directory or Home Directory Base Path
allows you to enter the home directory name. When changing user defaults, the base path is the directory where all home directories will reside (example: /usr).

Home Directory Permissions
allows other users in the same group or any others to access the user's home directory. This option is only available when creating a new directory or modifying the default location of user directories.

Create Home Directory
adds the new home directory to the system. Deselect this option if you wish to use an existing directory.

Move Files from Old Home Directory
moves all the user's existing files to the new home directory.

To change the system default location, select User Defaults from the Options menu.


NOTE: Changing the system default location for home directories does not move existing accounts; only new accounts are placed in the new location.