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Change your Mac's usernames in 4 easy steps

Great post, except a little addendum: Terrific post — thank you so much! This worked perfectly and saved me a lot of angst!!


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You worked wonders, man. Thank you so much — I thought that either I was going to be stuck with an awkwardly named home folder, or changing everything would be overly complicated; but you made it simple enough to be literally done within 10 minutes.

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Surely, you do realise that even if you back up all your files, some Applications and plugins are going to be locked and ask for the password. Too risky. Tags home folder.


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View All Posts. Click here to post a comment. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I salute you and your awesome knowledge base. I agree with omer. It can be any name, and you can use either the full name or the account name to log in to your Mac or make changes that require your name and password. Click OK, then restart your Mac.

How to Change a User Home Folder Name in Mac OS

Log in to the renamed account, then verify that your old files and folders are visible and the account is working as expected. Published Date: Thu Jan 10 Yes No.

First rename the home folder

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