Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to Pendeflex)
Try these suggestions mentioned in articles - Mac OS X 10.6: If you can’t change the name of an account & Mac OS X 10.6: The home folder
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to Pendeflex)
I came across the instruction listed below, but I can't get past step 4. It instructs me "rename it just like I would rename any folder." I can't seem to rename it, though. The cursor doesn't come up when I click on the folder name.
Clicking once selects the folder, a second click will highlight the text in the folder name; you can then over-write the name.
But make sure you wait long enough between clicks to avoid a double-click.
This will only work in the Finder window under Macintosh HD > Users >
You can't rename it from the sidebar (that's just an alias).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 3:38 PM (in response to Pendeflex)
Forget the others and use https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-387227" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to noondaywitch)
noondaywitch, thanks for the tip on making sure I don't double-click. I am aware of that. I've changed the name of many other folders before...it's just that this one is a problem. Thanks for the reply, though.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to CMCSK)
I'll read over the link you suggested when I'm at my home computer. Trying to read all of that text on my phone's screen is not comfortable for my eyes. ha ha
I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to baltwo)
thanks for the link. I'll check it out when I have a bigger screen to look at. Appreciate the help.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to Pendeflex)
What, you say? Small-screen mobiles are hard to read for content? Who'd thunk?27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to Pendeflex)
Bump to baltwo for the link- nailed it.
to refresh- this will solve you issue, simply and directly.
Use this to easily reset your home directory. We have 10.6.8 (snow leopard) and worked perfectly
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 1:15 PM (in response to aerobatk)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 5:22 AM (in response to noondaywitch)
Why do they make it so damed difficult? I have a similar problem, after migrating my harddisk to a new mac I have a 1 after my name on the home directory folder. But I am not about to create/copy/delete user accounts just to delete the 1 from my name, bloody ridiculous.
Thanks for the posts all the same though.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 2:12 AM (in response to Pendeflex)
I followed this https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3872
and got to the stage of having renamed my Home folder with the new name but the Home folder is STILL designated to the old name?
When I try and create a new user with the new name, I don't get asked if I'd like to use the existing name as Home folder, I get told I can't use the newname because it exists already - thats the end of it - no further options.
So to clarify - I now have oldname folder STILL assigned as Home folder. A newname folder with all my stuff in - apps, desktop, etc etc but this is just another user folder.
Interestingly at login stage, the oldname folder isn't an option. I think I've confused the system somewhere by titling things differently at some stage in an attempt to rename Home folder.
I'm running Mountain Lion (as of yesterday) and because I've kinda lost the use of my User folder as the Home folder, can't get to my Time Machine. I'm in trouble but I'm trying not to panic. Would appreciate any help!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to lauriefrombrighton)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to Pendeflex)
This does not work. 10.7+ will not let you change the name of the home folder using these steps.