What did you name your home folder?

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  1. zooby, May 6, 2009
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  2. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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  3. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I see you mean the folder not hard drive...I did my first initial and last name so manderson
     
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    it is not recommended you change it. as it creates problems when sorting files & applications and building libraries.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

    that details proper procedures

    honestly its not worth the effort if you have to rename..just create a new user account and drag your files and preferences over.
     
  5. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    My home folder is just my first name only. I can't remember if I named it that myself or if it was automatically assigned when I named my computer on the initial setup.
     
  6. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    My initials. It's faster to type than my first and/or last name. Plus I think it looks better.
     
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    Ahh you are right. Initials would look better. Too much of a PITA to change mine now though.
     
  8. zooby, May 6, 2009
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  9. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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    I just used my first name. When I just got my computer I missed the step where OS X asks you what to name it (or does it even ask?) and figuring out how to change it was the first thing I had to do when getting my Mac. It was a bit of a pita, but since I had just got the computer I created a new account and deleted the first since I had no settings or anything to keep.
     
  10. magamo macrumors 6502

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    My first name with the initial letter capitalized. Can't remember when I named it.
     
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    my initials, which happens to be my nick here :)
     
  12. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

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    Here's a stupid question. What is a 'home folder'? No, I'm not being a smart ass (perhaps a dumbass though). I just bought my Macs, set them up, created a user account and started using them, so......no odea.

    Tom
     
  13. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    It's the folder that holds all data specific to a user account plus anything you've placed on the Desktop or any of the media/document folders (Movies, Documents, etc). Anything in your home folder is inaccessible to other accounts unless they have the correct privileges.

    Now, mine is just my first and last names.
     
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    Caprisey Haze the illest rapper alive!!! And also the name of my home folder
     
  15. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

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    I have it the same way. I don't like how OS X automatically uncapitalizes it.

    When entering the information at the initial boot, say you enter 'John Doe'. Capitalized... lookin' good.

    OS X should cut the last name and keep the first name capitalized for the home folder's default name.


    So, example: John

    instead of: john doe

    Perhaps I'll go give this to Apple as feedback.
     
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  17. magamo macrumors 6502

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    I thought the same way. Everything else in the left column of Finder has its initial letter capitalized with the obvious exception of iDisk. Not only Desktop, Download and other usual stuff, but so are Today, Yesterday etc. under SEARCH in the same column. It might just be me, but I don't think having an all-lowercase home folder name along with these should be the default option.

    If you set the location shown on the top of Finder, things get even worse. You'll see something like /User/john/Library/Mail/Signatures and /User/john/Movies.
     
  18. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    If it's just for typing convenience, remember when typing file paths you can replace the whole path of your home folder with a "~". Both Finder and Terminal will accept this.
     

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