10/5/09
12:52 pm

Forum Question: How to change home folder name

I can’t figure out how to change the name of my home folder.

— Gary McNeil

Comments: 2 Responses to “How to change home folder name”

    10/5/09 @ 12:55 pm

    Your home folder name is tied into everything you do — all your app preferences, documents, etc. You should only attempt to change it if you have a very very good reason and are willing to put a lot of work into it.
    One way is to create a new user with the short name that you want. Short name = home folder name. Then transfer everything over to that new user. It can take a long time and you can still be finding things you forgot to copy over or applications that no longer work right even months later. Apple has a whole page on this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

      Gary McNeil
      10/5/09 @ 1:15 pm

      Thanks for the reply. I think I might just leave it alone. I know how to work a computer good but not real deep down stuff.

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