Renaming folders/files on a Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snakemajestic, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. snakemajestic macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Just a noob kind of question...i will preemptively apologize, hah.

    I am trying to rename my user folder, like the one that contains my music, downloads, pictures, etc. I cant seem to do it the pc way of right clicking on it, so I wondering if I am missing something...?

    Anyone know how I can do this? Please?

  2. keithano macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    You mean just renaming folders or files? Just click on the file and press enter.

    If you mean the username, you have to change your user account name..
  3. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    It's a bit tricky to change change the name of your home folder, but not impossible.

    You can save a bit of hassle by just making a new account with your new desired short name (home folder name). Should that not be an option, I'd advise you to the following Apple support article:

    Hope that helps,

  4. snakemajestic thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Wow. That is quite involved, haha. Thank you though. I guess i will have to just live with my lame home folder name.

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