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jrangs
Feb 10, 2013, 06:00 PM
This might have already been asked somewhere but I can't find.

I recently aquired my fathers old Macbook Pro and have been trying to change the Home Folder name, but so far no luck.
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Here is a screenshot where the home folder's are with red outline.
http://i.imgur.com/ww2f8N3.jpg

Can someone please help me out and show me how to change the home folder's names. I already tried running as root and that didn't work either. If you need more info. please let me know.
Thanks,
JR



simsaladimbamba
Feb 10, 2013, 06:07 PM
Why not create a new account, thus a new home folder and then delete the old account (after transfer of your data in the old account)?
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IGregory
Feb 10, 2013, 08:20 PM
Here's a posting (****************TZMx3) on the Apple Communities Forum that address what you are trying to do, I think.

System Preferences > Sharing > Change computer name top of dialogue box

Changing the computer name changes the Home Folder name.

Weaselboy
Feb 11, 2013, 10:05 AM
I recently aquired my fathers old Macbook Pro and have been trying to change the Home Folder name, but so far no luck.

Just follow this guide from Apple (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1428).

simsaladimbamba
Feb 11, 2013, 10:08 AM
Changing the computer name changes the Home Folder name.

Nope, it does not, unless Apple has changed that in one of its recent updates.

The computer name is visible to file sharing clients connected to the Mac on the same network, the home directory name is the shortname of the account name.

IGregory
Feb 11, 2013, 11:19 PM
Nope, it does not, unless Apple has changed that in one of its recent updates.

The computer name is visible to file sharing clients connected to the Mac on the same network, the home directory name is the shortname of the account name.

Yep, you are right. Took me a bit to figure it out but I see what you are talking about. I did qualify my response with, I think. Thanks :confused: