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Thread: Home directory name 10.5
02-24-2009, 06:14 AM #1Home directory name 10.5
Hi all just wondering if anyone can help me with a problem i have got. I have recently just bought a new macbook and am now wanting to pass the old one onto my family members, but the main home directory is still in my name. I have tried following this tutorial from apple:
Mac OS X: How to change user short name or home directory name
but i just can't seem to rap my head around it, basically what i would like to do is change the home directory(the main home folder) from eg. joeblogs to jamesblogs, but i cant understand how to do so. I have read up quite a lot of information on the internet but there isn't really any clear answers.
could someone point me in the right direction as i don't want to install OS X all over again. (any videos hovering around which might help?)
02-24-2009, 09:42 AM #2
Utilities -> Directory Utility -> Unlock -> enter password ->Edit -> Enable Root User -> enter password for root user
Quit Directory Utility
log out of your account. Log in as root.
browse to /Users and change the name of the folder for your account
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02-25-2009, 07:28 AM #3
thanks thats what i needed to know !! logout of the system
02-26-2009, 03:16 AM #4