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About the home folder

The home folder stores your personal information. A home folder is created for each user of your computer when his or her account is set up. The home folder isn’t actually named “Home”; its name is the same as the user’s short name as specified in the user account. If you are the only user of your computer, there is only one user account and one home folder.

To see your home folder, click the Finder icon in the Dock. Then in the sidebar on the left side of the window, click your home folder—the one with a house icon.

The folders inside your home folder are set up to make it easy to find various types of files on your computer:

Desktop: The files and folders that appear on your desktop.

Documents: Most files you save on your computer, such as text documents.

Downloads: Files you download from a local network, the web, or other source.

Library: Files used by the Mac OS and your applications, including your personal fonts and preferences.

Movies: Your digital movies.

Music: Your digital music files, including MP3 and AAC files used by iTunes.

Pictures: Your digital photos.

Public: Files you want to make available to other users on your network.

Sites: Webpages for hosting your personal websites.

You can’t change the name of a home folder. If you want to use a different short user name, you must create a new user account (this requires administrator privileges). You can then move items from your previous home folder to your new home folder if you wish.
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