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OS X Support Essentials 10.11 - Apple Pro Training Series: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X El Capitan by Gordon Davisson, Kevin M. White

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Lesson 6Manage 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

Aside from the initial account attributes, such as the account name and password, 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.

Reference 6.1Understand Home Folder Content

When a new user account is created, the system generates a home folder that contains several default folders. Users can create additional folders to store their items, but it’s best practice for them to keep all ...

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