Skip navigation

Name of Home directory

381 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2013 8:12 AM by varjak paw RSS
eupher Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Jul 18, 2013 9:28 PM

I inherited my MacBook from my wife and all the files are in a folder named after her.  How can I change the name of this folder with the house icon?  Is this the name of the computer itself?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,970 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 18, 2013 9:31 PM (in response to eupher)

    Here are the instructions from Apple on changing user short name or home directory name. I've used this on a couple of used MacBooks I've bought on eBay. And remember to go into System Preferences>Sharing and change the Computer Name in there.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,190 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 19, 2013 8:12 AM (in response to eupher)

    Note that while it is possible to change the name of a home directory, it's not recommended that you do so since such a change can cause unexpected and in some cases very undesirable issues. It would be best to create a new user account for yourself, log into the system using that account, copy over any documents from the existing account you wish to keep, and then delete the old account.

     

    Regards.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.