Forum Question: How To Change Home Folder Name In Mac?

HI, MacMost I am trying to change my MacBook computers home folder name to my name, as it has someone else’s name, so Can you help me to do this.
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Kiran

Comments: 3 Responses to “How To Change Home Folder Name In Mac?”

    1/8/12 @ 4:32 pm

    So, basically, you can’t.
    A home folder’s name is linked to the account name. Account names are linked to so much else that you don’t want to change them as it will cause trouble.
    So what you can do is to create a new account. This is the standard way of dealing with it in the Mac/Linux world. Create a new account and copy any documents or data from the old one to the new one. Them delete the old one when you are sure that you don’t need anything from it anymore.

      Kiran
      2/2/12 @ 12:25 pm

      MacMost , can you send or give me the steps to do the new account and transfer of data from iPhoto , iMovie and the computer to the new account

        2/2/12 @ 12:32 pm

        Well, basically, go into System Preferences and create the new account there (steps depend on what version of OS X you have).
        Then I would set that up like you want.
        Then log in as the old account and copy everything to the public/dropbox folder of the other account.
        Then log in as the new account and distribute everything to its proper place.
        If you haven’t done anything like that before, I would recommend getting professional assistance. Ot, stick with the old short user name if you can.

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