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    Changing name of folders in Finder window

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    Changing name of folders in Finder window
    For whatever reason my "administrator" folder in my finder windows is named "ADMINISTARTOR" and it's driving me insane! It's only like this on my iMac, not on my MacBookPro. I've looked everywhere on my computer, and online for instructions on how to change the name to administrator. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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    Changing name of folders in Finder window
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    The administrator folder should be that of your account name. What did you assign your account name as? Note that it's not recommended to change your account name without following a specific procedure as given by Apple.

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    Changing name of folders in Finder window

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    Yeah I''ve had the account name changed for a long time, well since I got it about a year ago. It's set as my nickname Brew, that shows up when I click the "apple" in the upper right hand corner to log out, or when I'm using AirDrop. The only place Administartor shows up is in the finder windows in the left hand column under favorites.

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    Changing name of folders in Finder window
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    OK, I understand now. Grab the wayward "administrator" with your mouse or trackpad and at the same time hold down your command key. Drag it to the desktop and drop it there. Let me know what happens to it.

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    Changing name of folders in Finder window

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    it disappeared, went "poof"

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    Changing name of folders in Finder window
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    That's the idea man. No more, goodbye, end of problem.

    Once I knew your account name was OK, I then knew the wayward administrator was just a rogue folder that could be deleted.

    Have fun.

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    Changing name of folders in Finder window

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    Umm yeah I knew that, but I also wanted that folder to be there since it contains a lot of smaller folders that aren't in the other categories of folders listed under favorites, that's the "home" folder.

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    Changing name of folders in Finder window
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    Your "Home" folder should be your account name which is shown in your Finder. You can't have two home folders. Anyway, the fact that the folder went "poof" shows that it was an alias to the main folder. What smaller folders did you have assigned to that folder? They should still be there.

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