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Old 11-23-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
Denise51781
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Question Change user default folders location


I have Linux Mint Cinnamon installed on my computer, dual booting with Windows. I also cleared some space for another partition that I set aside specifically for my personal files. I will need this space. How do I change the default location of my personal files to a new partition? I also need to know how to format that space into a new partition from within Linux.

I know these are basic questions, but I have had a very frustrating day with a friend's computer. Microsoft completely eliminated the ability of his computer to finish booting with the last "upgrade." He is intellectually challenged and cannot deal with this. I am also installing the same distro on his computer unless HP has blocked this (it would not surprise me-- I am also disgusted with them right now).

Thank you.
 
Old 11-23-2018, 10:18 PM   #2
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I have Linux Mint Cinnamon installed on my computer, dual booting with Windows. I also cleared some space for another partition that I set aside specifically for my personal files. I will need this space. How do I change the default location of my personal files to a new partition? I also need to know how to format that space into a new partition from within Linux.

I know these are basic questions, but I have had a very frustrating day with a friend's computer. Microsoft completely eliminated the ability of his computer to finish booting with the last "upgrade." He is intellectually challenged and cannot deal with this. I am also installing the same distro on his computer unless HP has blocked this (it would not surprise me-- I am also disgusted with them right now).

Thank you.
is this personal space for linux? if yes, why not put /home on it so you'll just be there. just take it one step at a time, and follow the instructions.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pa...ng/Home/Moving
or
https://www.maketecheasier.com/move-home-folder-ubuntu/

you could also, install Linux as a dual boot and split the root / (OS) and the /home on your personal space to keep things separated, in case you have to reinstall linux then whatever is in home is safer then if it is not a split system. which will result in having to format the /home partition along with the rest of it.

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Old 11-23-2018, 10:24 PM   #3
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Thank you. I just needed to know where the information is located!
 
  


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