change user home directory name

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jtjones3, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. jtjones3, Jul 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2010
    I am setting up a friend's new MacBook Pro running 10.7.4 and I can not change her short name after I migrate her account from her old computer. I followed the directions at Specifically at step 6, I do not get the option to "...use that folder as the Home folder for this user account?". Instead, I'm told the user already exist and I can not use that name.

    The old computer was a Macbook running 10.5.8.

    Any suggestions?

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