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Caution: Do not rename a user's home folder
Authored by: 3rdmartini on Jul 20, '07 01:19:17PM
I had this happen to a friend who was a proud Windows switcher. In my troubleshooting I indavertently did it to my computer too! I'll add that if you saved any folders or files on your desktop, you will kiss those goodbye once you get everything else switched back. Unfortunately, my friend quickly quipped "this would have never happened in Windows" and immediately took the iMac back to the Apple Store.

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Breaking up is hard to do
Authored by: Lectrick on Jul 20, '07 02:19:42PM

Talk about going back to your abusive husband. What the hell? Didn't she ever make mistakes in Windows? I'm sure Windows would have complained if she tried to change the home user folder over there too. Did you set up an expectation that a Mac has an almost magical resistance to users' screwups? Did you bother to explain that, because there are certain "administration" cases where you might WANT to change the name of a user folder, it's allowed once you put in a password? Sigh...

In /dev/null, no one can hear you scream

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