renaming places "home"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by edcoche, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. edcoche macrumors regular

    edcoche

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    #1
    Hello all, I just got my macbook in and during setup up I used the default name for my "home" under "places" by accident. The name will work if it has to however I would like to rename it if I could. I remember reading that it cannot be changed before I hit continue. Is there any way around that so I can rename it?

    Can I reinsert the leopard disk and do the set up over again?
     
  2. edcoche thread starter macrumors regular

    edcoche

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    Somebody out there has to know how to rename my "short name/home directory name"

    I just got my mac so if I need to reinstall anything I got no data to worry about loosing.

    please advise, it'd be much appreciated.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Easiest way if you have no data:

    1) Create new user account with a short name equal to what you want your home folder to be call.

    2) log into new user account

    3) delete other user account.
     
  4. edcoche thread starter macrumors regular

    edcoche

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  5. davidandrew52 macrumors newbie

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    If I have data

    I have tried to rename the home folder - not realising that it would cause problems - I can not reverse that as the original name is no longer available - what is the easiest way to resolve the situation - I would be happy to revert to the original name.
     
  6. davidandrew52 macrumors newbie

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    I've sorted it

    I have sorted this now - sorry to have bothered you.:(
     

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