How to Rename Your Home Folder on Mac?

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Are you looking to rename your home folder on a Mac? You’ve come to the right place! Renaming a home folder on Mac is a simple process with just a few steps. In this blog post, we will go over the process in detail so that you can quickly and easily rename your home folder.

First, it is important to note that to rename your home folder on Mac, you must be logged in as an administrator. This is because, in Mac OS X, only users with administrative rights can change the name of disks, volumes, and folders. Similarly, if you are using Mac OS 9 with multiple users turned on, then you must log into the owner account before renaming any disks, volumes, and folders.

Now that we’ve gone over the prerequisites for renaming your home folder on a Mac, let’s get into the actual steps involved:

1) Log out of the account that you want to rename: To do this simply click the Apple menu. > Log Out.

2) Log in to another administrator account: As mentioned earlier this step is required so that you have administrative rights when renaming your home folder.

3) Open the Users folder on the startup disk: This can be found under Finder > Go > Go to Folder > type “/Users” > Enter. The Users folder contains all of the different user accounts and their associated home folders on your system.

4) Find and select your home folder: Your home folder will be named with your user name and will contain folders for desktop files, downloads, pictures, documents, etc. Select it by clicking once on it once it appears in the list of user accounts/folders within the Users directory.

5) Right-click (or control-click) on your selected home folder and choose “Rename” from the pop-up menu that appears: Rename your home folder however you like but make sure not to use any spaces in its new name!

6) You’re done! Once these steps are completed successfully then you have successfully renamed your home folder! Congratulations!

We hope that this blog post has been helpful and informative for anyone looking to rename their Mac’s Home Folder. If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out and contact us directly – we would love to hear from you!

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Renaming a Home Folder on Mac

To rename your home folder on Mac, you’ll need to log out of the account that you’re renaming and log into another administrator account. Once logged in, open the ‘Users’ folder on the startup disk. This is where you will find the home folders for all users. Select the folder that you want to rename and click on ‘Rename’ from the contextual menu or press ‘Enter/Return’ on your keyboard. You can then enter a new name for the folder; just be sure not to use any spaces in the name. When finished, press ‘Enter/Return’ once more to save your changes.

Why Renaming Folders on Mac is Not Possible

There could be a few different reasons why you are unable to rename a folder on your Mac. The most common reasons are that you do not have the correct permissions to do so, or that the folder is locked.

In order for you to be able to rename a folder on your Mac, you must have administrative rights. This means that if you are logged in as an ordinary user, you won’t be able to make the changes. If this is the case, then log in as an administrator and try again.

If this doesn’t work, then it is possible that the folder is locked. To unlock a folder on your Mac:
1) Right-click (or Control-click) on the folder and select ‘Get Info’ from the menu
2) Uncheck the ‘Locked’ checkbox at the bottom of the window
3) Close the window and try renaming again.

If you still can’t rename after trying these steps, then it’s possible that there is an underlying issue with your system preventing you from doing so. In this case, it would be best to seek help from a qualified technician or contact Apple support for further assistance.

What is the Name of the Home Folder on Mac?

The home folder on Mac is called your user directory, and it’s named with your user name. Inside, you will find folders for your Desktop, Downloads, Pictures, Documents, Movies, Music, and any Public files. You can also create custom folders in your home folder to organize your files however you like.

Changing the Name of a Folder on the Home Page

On your home page, right-click the folder you want to rename. When the pop-up menu appears, select Rename. Enter the new name for the folder and press Enter or click anywhere outside of the pop-up box to confirm the change. The folder’s name should now be updated on your home page.


In conclusion, renaming your home folder on Mac is a great way to customize your system. It’s important to note, however, that you must be logged in as an administrator with administrative rights in order to complete this process successfully. Additionally, be sure to avoid using any spaces when naming the new folder. Lastly, it’s important not to delete the home folder as this will erase all user data and documents associated with it.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.