How do I change my user account short name and home directory name?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Generik777, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Generik777 macrumors regular

    Generik777

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    What I need to do is change my account short name and home directory name. What is the best way of doing this? Also will i have to set everything back up after doing so? For example, my itunes library is in the directory /users/NameExample1/Music/iTunes. When I change my user name am I gonna have to go into all my programs and update the settings to /users/NewName1/Music/iTunes or will it automatically update to this? Are there any problems that could be caused by me changing my account user name?
     
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  3. Generik777 thread starter macrumors regular

    Generik777

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    I was wanting to change it, Because way back when I first setup my Macbook Pro I had a retarded e-mail address. When setting up the MBP it asked for my e-mail address, I didn't know it was gonna make this the name of my home folder. I just recently decided to see if there was a way to change this. I'll probably just end up leaving it though as it seems like it may be kinda risky changing it.
     

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