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Caution: Do not rename a user's home folder
Authored by: thirdrockphoto on Jul 23, '07 06:58:53PM

"If you ever want to change your short user name on purpose, Apple provides a solution -- at 40 steps"

Simpler: Create a new admin account called "test" and be sure it has your preferred short name. Login as "test", delete the original user. It will become a disk image owned by "test". In the Accounts pane of System Preferences, rename "test" to your real name (doesn't affect short name). Copy any and all files from the disk image to your new user.

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