The option to Log Out is located under the Apple menu. In the Finder window click the home directory to select it. Click again in the name of the home directory to select it for editing.
Enter the new name for the home directory remember, the home directory and the short name that you'll be changing in the next few steps must match. In the Users and Groups preference pane, click the lock icon in the bottom left corner and supply your administrator password.
This may be the password for the spare admin account, not your normal administrator password. From the pop-up menu, select Advanced Options. Change the Home Directory field to match the new name you created in step 6.
Hint: You can click the Choose button and navigate to the Home Directory instead of typing in the new name. Once you have made both changes account name and home directory , click the OK button. The new account name and home directory should now be available to you. Log out of the administrator account you used to make the changes, and log in to your newly changed user account.
Check your home directory, and ensure that you have access to all of your data. If you can't log in, or if you can log in but can't access your home directory, chances are the account name and home directory names you entered don't match. Log in again using the spare administrator account and verify that the home directory name and account name are identical. The full name of a user account is even easier to change, although the process is slightly different for OS X Yosemite and later versions of the operating system than for earlier versions of OS X.
Click the lock icon in the lower left corner and supply the administrator password for the account you're currently using.
Right-click the user account whose full name you want to change. OS X and macOS has come a long way from the days when typos in account names were something you had to live with unless you were willing to look up various Terminal commands to try to correct a silly mistake.
Account management is now an easier process, one that anyone can handle. From the menu next to "New Account:", select the type of account you want to create. To allow this user to make changes to the system settings, add programs, and perform other system functions beyond basic use, select Administrator.
You can rename your macOS user account and home folder, which were named when the Follow these steps in OS X Yosemite or later. Try these suggestions mentioned in articles - Mac OS X If you can't change the name of an account& Mac OS X The home folder.
For lower access accounts, choose Standard or Managed with Parental Controls as appropriate. Sharing Only and Group are special options for specific needs. For more, refer to your operating system's documentation. Selecting Administrator will give the user the ability to make changes to your system without your approval. This is necessary in order to access some services on the IU network.
If this does not happen there is a way to fix the problem. OS X supports a number of different languages, and either during installation or in the system preferences you can choose your default language in which to have the system display localized elements such as menu text and dialogue text. In addition to interface elements, Apple supports localization on some system files and folders, including the default folders in the home directory.
This means that if you switch your system's language, the names Desktop, Movies, Pictures, Documents, and so on that are in your home directory should also be shown in the new language. While this works for most people, you may run into situations where certain directories on the filesystem do not translate. Recently ADC member " Ryan " ran into a similar situation:.
In order for a folder in OS X to be translated, the system must first have a list of available translations for it, and then it must be flagged as a localizable option. The system has a list of translations for all of the default home folder directories in addition to a number of system folders, but if the folder is not flagged as being localizable then it will not translate and will display in English, no matter what language you choose. The fix for this problem is to tag the folder as a localizable resource. While OS X uses finder flags and other metadata to tag various folders, another method especially for folders and disks is to use hidden files within them.
This is how Time Machine disks are identified and associated with a particular system, and is how language localization for system and home directories works.
In each localized directory there is a hidden directory entry an empty file that takes up no space on the hard drive for a file named ".