Monday, 5 March 2012
How to make use of /home directory on Mac Os
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
back it up.
Answer is originally from this Apple thread :