osx86 migrating user account
January 04, 2009
I keep my main user account on a seperate partition. To get it back on a new osx installation I have to do …
Before you do any of this make sure you’ve tested the installation
Get Account Back
|In System Preferences||Accounts|
- create a new admin account with user name Andrew Premdas
- right click on account to select ‘advanced options’
- change home directory to /Volumes/users/andy
- disable automatic login, or set it to new account
Not enough to get the account back, want to get it working as before - lots to do here.
These depend on SIMBL plugin, what I did was to copy relevant files from previous working distribution to same location in new distribution. Most of the files I keep in my account, however the following have to be in the system to work
So as root you need to copy them from an old system to the new one e.g.
sudo cp -R /Volumes/Kalway/Library/InputManagers /Library