10/5/0912:52 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” Gary Rosenzweig 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. Comments Closed. View all Forum Questions Welcome to MacMostMacMost is brought to you ad-free thanks to its supporters! Learn about the Patreon campaign and find out how you can join Club MacMost! Free MacMost Weekly Newsletter Want all of the new tutorials in your inbox? Sign up for the free weekly newsletter that includes tips, recommendations and news. Learn More From MacMost Online Course: macOS Sierra Online Course: Mac iMovie Online Course: Mac Pages Online Course: Mac Numbers Online Course: Mac Keynote Online Course: Mac Security Book: 101 Mac Tips Connect with MacMostSubscribe at iTunes to the MacMost video podcast Check out the free MacMost weekly email newsletter Follow MacMost on Facebook Get updates, news and tips on Twitter Get the free MacMost app for the iPhone and iPad MacMost SectionsA Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Videos by Category Video Archive Top Apple-Related News Apple Rumors All Recent Apple News Virus and Malware Information Center Free iPhone Ringtones iPhone App Recommendations Quick Tips MacMost Online Courses MacMost Recommended Products Popular PagesPrintable Keyboard Shortcuts Guide to Online Password Security Uninstalling Mac Apps How to Get Free iPhone Ringtones Extending iPhone Battery Life Make Your Own iPhone Ringtones Syncing Your iPod to More Than One Computer iMovie Picture-In-Picture QuickTime Player Screen Recording Shut Down or Sleep Do Macs Need Anti-Virus? Popular TopicsFinder • iPhone • iPad • Mac Software • iMovie • Pages • Safari • Web • Numbers • Security • Keynote • Photos and iPhoto • iTunes • iOS • Video • System Preferences • Mail • iWork • Photography • iPhone Apps • GarageBand • Mac Accessories • Photos • iPhone OS • Audio InformationAbout MacMost Support MacMost MacMost Online Courses Contact MacMost MacMost Site Map MacMost Site Policies Copyright © 2006-2017 CleverMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.