can't rename a user directory

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by mauricev, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. mauricev macrumors newbie

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    #1
    In Mojave, I can't rename a user directory. I get "operation not permitted".

    It turns out there is an ACL on this directory as follows

    0: group:everyone deny delete

    I removed that, but it still complains "operation not permitted".
     
  2. CreatorCode macrumors regular

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  3. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I have tried this many times and have learned the hard way not to play around with this

    if you don't know what you are doing (I don't) then you may get "locked out" and have to reinstall your entire system - hopefully you have a back up
     
  4. mauricev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, what do you know there is a GUI. I actually wanted to move the user's account to another disk. The old method involved manually copying the user's account there and then renaming the old account for safekeeping and then symlinking the new account to the old one's name. That's how it is on my Mac. I guess this is simpler. But I am still curious how this folder can be renamed manually.
     

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