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    Sep 01, 2011
    Renaming my home Folder
    Could someone please tell me how to rename my home folder please, the steps that I can follow. Please.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Welcome to the Mac Forums.

    See the following Apple KB article on how to change the home folder name.

    Caution! Do not attempt this procedure without first making a backup of your entire hard drive. Also, you will notice that the Apple instructions state that you must enable the "Root" user first. If you mess up while using the "Root" user you could lose data and might not be able to gain access to your original account.

    Be careful.

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    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Pro tip: don't

    Seriously, that is an easy way to mess up your system as was pointed out, so listen to the man!

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