Location of home folder

My computer has an ssd where Zorin is located. Is there a way to move the Home folder (Downloads, Music , Documents etc) to the other SSD on my computer?

Moved to General Help, since you are not sharing a tutorial.

You can move the folder where-ever you please. You will have to edit the FSTAB file, located at /etc/fstab with the drive UUID and any mount or partition permissions that it may require.

Take a look at the FSTAB file for reference. You will most likely be able to use mine, just edit the UUID, and ensure the partition you are using is formatted as ext4. This will not be copy and paste, it will require you to edit.

# /home was on /dev/nvme1n1p2 during installation
UUID=4a069df0-e8e3-47aa-b9c2-4433852563db /home           ext4    defaults        0       2

The UUID can be located by the Disks application, under either System or Utilities. Select the drive and partition you want to use and the information will be in the bottom center/right portion of the software.


I have the UUID Highlighted after choosing the disk on the left hand side and the partition in the bar graphic above the selected text.

Reboot after you move the directory and create the fstab entry. You will not be notified of any changes, it will just work. Then check that everything is as it should be.



Thank you, I will give it a try.