First, this machine belongs to my daughter who doesn't watch things like file size.....Ok, I know I need to do a re-install since all other simple solutions haven't worked and I see the HDD is at 100% capacity and the machine will not boot to the start up disk. However, Disk Utility can't perform a backup image operation, it says file too large, and it doesn't have the ability to select specific folders to image, just the whole freakin drive.
When trying an Archive and Install operation, that option is not an option, it tells me I have to erase and re-install. OK, fine, but I need to pull her User folder files before I erase everything.
It seems I'm out of backup options, but is there any use to Single Mode Use or Terminal? - anyone have any solutions to copying this user folder to my attached USB drive?