2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2013 8:12 AM by varjak paw
eupher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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 (9,980 points)

    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 (169,830 points)

    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.