How to change the name of "personal folder"

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  1. rickhorn macrumors member

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    Hi masters, I am a new user of Mac OS X. I really want to change the name of "personal folder". I found an article on Apple.com that I have to activate "Root user" to change that...pretty complicating!

    Anyone know how I can change that folder's name just easy as windows "right click" and "change the name"...

    Thanks.

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    The way Apple posted to change the name of the Home Directory (the short name of your folder) is the best way to do this. Right clicking on the folder and changing the name via the GET INFO window or any other way via Finder, will bring you only trouble.

    What part of Apple's description do you have a problem with?

    Btw, your image does not show up.
     
  3. rickhorn thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks! I just read that article and felt complicated...I didn't start yet. Let me follow the instruction and try to change the short name. If I have further question, i'll post it here.

    I don't know why apple doesn't allow to change short name once the account has been created?

    Again, thanks! :)
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. rickhorn thread starter macrumors member

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    I uploaded pix to flickr and copy the short link here in "insert image" popup. No idea why it doesn't show up here...weird :confused:
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Don't use the short name. Use the full URL. Or, instead of using flickr, just upload the picture here. http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Taking_Screenshots_To_Upload
     
  7. rickhorn thread starter macrumors member

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  9. rickhorn thread starter macrumors member

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    THANKS A LOT GG and Spinner!!! :)

    I have successfully changed the shortname to what I like!

    I'm so excited...lol

    Thanks for your help and guidance.
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    How did you do it then?
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm guessing by following the link I posted in post #4.
     
  12. spinnerlys Guest

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    As rickhorn already found that link and was having problems with the complicated steps, I was just making sure, the OP did not just rename it via Finder. :confused:

     
  13. rickhorn thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly...enable root user, change folder name, create another admin user acct with the same short name then disable root user then log on to newly created admin acct n delete the old admin acct...
     
  14. spinnerlys Guest

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    Ah, I wish I would have Mac OS X 10.4.x on one of my machines just to complete the 43 required steps to do the same. Hmm, I can just try these steps with one of my machines using Mac OS X 10.8.4 Snow Lion, when we ever get that far. Hopefully it will be fully touch and look like iOS. That makes running Avid and Shale much faster. Ah, the copy process has finished and I can stop scribbling words out of my fingers. Did you notice, that Joss Whedon's series have quite awful looking opening titles? Except maybe that Sci-Fi Western no one watched or that Zoolander show.
     

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