Mac Pro :: Relocating Library Files And Location Defaults?

Feb 20, 2012

Installed a new 120g SSD inmy MP and with a limited storage size. i was tryign to figure out in OS X LION how to move all my data that is not OS required and put it on a secondray drive in the system and still use the OS X icons and file structure and serches liek "pictures' documents" and so on. is this as simple as moveing the library files and if so does anyone know where they are so i can change that info and save it on a second storage drive thats internal. set up being - 120 for OS and 2tb for everything else, another 2tb for Itunes ( its almost full too) and 2tb back up of OS and time machine,  

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 10gb , os x on -120g SSD & 6tb

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