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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials by Kevin M. White

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Lesson 7. User Home Folders

Goals

• Understand user home folder layout and contents

• Delete users and archive home folder content

• Migrate and restore a user’s home folder

If you think of a user’s account information as his mailing address, you can think of his home folder as his house and its contents. The directions to his house are certainly important, but it’s the stuff inside the house that’s really valuable to the owner. The same is true on the Mac. Aside from the initial account attributes, every other item the user is likely to create or need is stored in that user’s home folder. As mentioned earlier, the default location for a locally stored user home folder is /Users/<name>, where <name> is the user’s account name.

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