Rename the 'sites' folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Stormraven, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Stormraven macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to rename the sites folder and I just can't figure out how to do it, I've tryed all the normal ways, I've also clicked on the lock symbol and tried to do it that way but it won't let me. Can someone help me please?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    And you're getting the error message "Sites" cannot be modified or deleted because it is required by Mac OS X , right? I think that answers your question.
     
  3. Stormraven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I'm not getting any error message. I just highlight the 'sites' folder, press enter, and nothing happens :-/
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    As Gregg2 hinted, you can't change the name of the Sites folder because it's a required folder. If you want files to be stored in a folder with a different name, you can create a new folder with any name you want and just drag your files there. They won't, however, be available to the Web Sharing functionality of Mac OS X if you do that.

    jW
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Well, on any folder, including the Sites folder, doing what you describe does the same thing . . . Highlighting makes an oval where the name of the item is. . . color depends on what you have set it to be. Pressing enter changes the oval to a rectangle with a border around it.

    The next step would be typing a new name. Same behavior again: it allows that. But, with the Sites folder, if I hit enter now, I get the message.
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

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    Until Snow Leopard, that's the way things worked. In Snow Leopard, Apple made it so you can't even edit the name in the first place, which is both good and bad (because of course the message doesn't come up to explain the reasoning why it can't be changed).

    jW
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ah! Thanks for that info. Too often, I forget to supply my OS version when trying to answer a "behavioral" question. You got it: OS 10.5.8 (or at least pre-SL)!
     

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