change name of my doc's folder??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jongewehr, May 18, 2009.

  1. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    hey guys

    can i change the name of my Home folder with all the docs. (music, pics,,,,)

    i dont remeber naming it an i would like to change it.
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Nope. You will need to reinstall OS X to do that.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    No, you can not directly change the home folder name. Actually you used to be able to, but Mac OS X would just create a new home folder with the old name and make the new home folder your home folder with many preferences and settings lost. I don't think it is allowed this way in Leopard since it likely screwed a lot of people up.

    Rather you need change your user accounts short name to change the home folders name.Mac OS X: How to change user short name or home directory name
     
  5. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I stand corrected. Never realised it was simplified in 10.5
     

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