Restoring from Time Machine backup relocates home directories

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Fri Sep 15 14:44:20 UTC 2017

On Sep 14, 2017, at 10:32 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> I had numerous ports installed that create their own user accounts with add_users or add_user, and of course MacPorts has its macports user. For each of these users, I could select if I wanted the user to be restored, but if so, it indicated that it would relocate that user's home directory to /Users; if a user is to be restored, there is no option presented not to move its home directory. I chose to accept the defaults and restore all users.

Do we know what happens (or anyone want to try) if you don't choose to 'restore' the user?

Might be good to include instructions for both outcomes and/or include both in any plans for how we make MacPorts deal with this automatically. 

Daniel J. Luke

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