Monday, 5 March 2012

How to make use of /home directory on Mac Os

Actually The /home path is auto_mounted but not used for anything. Edit the file /etc/auto_master and comment out the /home path. Reboot and you can use /home as you wish.

This works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). 
As noted on that forum post, you should also be aware that Time Machine automatically excludes the /home directory and does not back it up.

Answer is originally from this Apple thread :