OS X :: Changing Home Folder Name In Snow Leopard?

Sep 1, 2009

I have no idea how I ended up with the name I did in my Home Folder. It is driving me batty. How can I change it?

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OS X :: Changing Application Folder Icon In Snow Leopard

Sep 13, 2009

I installed SL on my iMac last week and changed the icon for the applications folder on my dock - no problem. Did the same for my Macbook last night and now the applications folder on both docks keeps disappearing. I use Mobile Me to sync the docks. I've dragged the folder from Finder into the dock and it stays briefly and then disappears.

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OS X :: Reinstalling Snow Leopard - How To Preserve My Home Folder

Dec 20, 2009

I need to reinstall Snow Leopard over my current Snow Leopard installation because the system has failed. I need to know what will happen if I proceed with an install. Because there are no options for installation, I dont know how to do an archive and install and it is essential that I have my home folder and it's contents intact. Does anyone know if reinstalling snow leopard will automatically archive my home folder or if there is something else I need to do?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Home Folder With Active Directory?

May 15, 2012

Our users logon to our 2008 Windows Domain and their windows home folder comes up as a folder called 'Work' on the mac taskbar. This is fine.When they open Microsoft Word e.g. and do a save you can't see this  'Work' folder in the Finder tree. Do I have to set up some kind of script - I just want a shortcut to this 'Work' home folder in Finder....how can you put one there automatically?  Is there any easy way so if they save to their mac 'Documents' folder it just get's re-routed to their  'Work' folder?

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MacBook Pro :: Changing Name Of Home Folder In 10.6

Nov 18, 2010

for some reason steve jobs used my email address as the name for my home folder. unfortunately, this is not ideal. i looked it up and there is a way to change it: [URL] but it doesn't seem updated for 10.6. Also one of the steps is to just rename your home folder which it will not allow me to do.

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MacBook Pro :: Changing Name Of Home Folder?

Jun 2, 2014

I am trying to change the name of the home folder. It has a House Symbol and my former name. How can I change it?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)

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OS X :: Installing Snow Leapord With Home Folder On A Different Hard Drive?

Sep 13, 2009

I was wondering if anyone who has their home folder on a separate hard drive had installed snow leopard and if it had been smooth or full of problems.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Recover A Home Folder (directory)?

May 20, 2012

when i deleted my account, I selected the "delete the home folder". Is that sill possible to recover my files from the old account?

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Changing Settings?

Nov 2, 2009

I just installed Snow Leopard, and immediately I noticed that everything was darker. I had to adjust the gamma to get it to look normal, but things seem a little too bright now. Also in Adium, it messed up my fonts. My text is so small while my received messages are normal size, and I can't seem to get my sent message text to be the same size as my received message text. There are other small things too, but it's annoying and I'd like my old configs back, is there any way or do I just need to put up with it?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 - Changing IP Address?

Jan 1, 2010

How do I change my ip address on Mac OS X Snow Leopard? I have read places that you can apparently type something in the terminal and it changes it? How do I do this and would it be changed forever or revert when I restart my laptop?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Copy The Folder Structure Without The Folder Contents

Apr 28, 2012

I would like to create an archive of important application installers and I will sync the contents between two systems MacPro and Macbook Pro. 

I need to pull the names of the application/developers from somewhere so I figured I would use the Application Support directory. 

So I need a way to copy this directories folder structure without any of the file contents.  Is there an easy way to do this.  I found a post with an Automator script but the link is dead [URL]

I also found this post that refers to doing it in terminal but since it is the app support directory I am wary to do this as I am not familiar with terminal at all and I am not clear on what exactly to write in the old_dir / new_dir section.  I figure it would be something like this /Library/Application Support but I dont want to make a mistake. 

Here is the Terminal command:

cd old_dir
find . -type d -depth -print | cpio -pd new_dir  


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OS X :: Changing Snow Leopard Dock Skin?

Sep 2, 2009

I accidentally used an old Leopard Dock application to attempt to change my Dock skin, and it screwed everything up. I borrowed another Mac and copied the Dock app from Core Services and replaced mine, but there's a white line across the bottom of the dock still. [URL]. I know I shouldn't have been messing with it in the first place, I knew things had changed between Leopard and Snow Leopard, but I did anyway, and now I don't know what to do.

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OS X :: Changing Default Icons - Leopard Vs Snow?

Oct 25, 2009

I am currently running 10.5.8, and I have changed my default icons. I love this feature, and this web page will show you how to do it. [URL:...] I am about to upgrade to Snow Leopard soon, and I am wondering if anyone else knows if it will still work? I quite like my 'glass icons' as my defaults.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing The Dock Icons?

Apr 13, 2012

how to change my dock icons? I tried several steps but my computer is prompting that it can't... I tried the copy paste procedure in the get info section but still it doesn't change my dock icons...

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Printer Has Been Changing Some Letters?

May 17, 2012

Text looks correct on the screen, but a few letters get replaced in the printed copy with the preceding letter, so M sometimes prints as N, or e prints as d! Some M's and e's print correctly, same font, same page.  I've rebooted, deleted preferences, restored fonts from Time Machine backup, no change.  I've restarted the printer.  But if I print to a pdf file, the pdf is correct, and Preview prints the pdf correctly. 

MacOS X 10.6, HP 1320 printer, QuarkXpress

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Home Sync Not Working

Mar 25, 2012

I have problems with my snow leopard server, 10.6.8.

The student folder permissions show that the owner has read & write but the home sync fails. Says the share isn't available.

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OS X :: Changing Snow Leopard File Sizes From Base 10?

Sep 12, 2009

You've probably heard that SL is measuring 1GB as 1000MB, instead of the proper 1024MB.

Is there any way to change this back?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Mouse Cursor Image Not Changing?

Nov 28, 2009

So I recently got a new iMac that has Snow Leopard and I noticed that this is about the second time that my mouse cursor has gotten stuck... not stuck in location, but the image of the cursor.

I'll move over a textbox and then it changes to the I bar cursor, but then I move away and it stays that... I move over a link and it turns into the finger icon, then I move away and it's still a finger.

Still in the beginnings of diagnosing, but I do have two user accounts logged in. The other account only has a Safari window open though, nothing exciting.

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Subnet Mask From To

Apr 10, 2012

I currently have an address range from to (subnet mask I need more IP addresses.  

If I change the subnet mask to, and increase the DHCP pool from to this work. 

I have a couple of statically assigned printers, so I am guessing they will need their subnet mask changing as well.

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing DNS Settings And OD Accounts?

Apr 24, 2012

We were having problems with our server, and found that it was because of DNS settings. We now have a FQDN, but nobody can log on. How do I import the users and groups to the new domain?

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Or Resetting An Account Password?

May 20, 2012

I have a new macbook pro that did not have a disk, OS X lion 7.3.4 was pre installed  so how can i change the administrators name and password, it did not migrate properly from my hard drive.., now there is some mysterious administrator name and or password??

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Or Resetting Forgot Password

May 22, 2012

I have forgotten my password and need to reset.

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard ::Everything On Home Screen Bacame Huge

Mar 30, 2012

I made some motion on the mouse and now everything on my imac is huge (type, icons, everything). No matter what I do on the mouse now, the display, icons, type, etc won't go back to the normal size. Any suggestions?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Software :: Changing Back To Snow Leopard MP3 Icon Before Upgrade

Nov 19, 2009

I'd just like to change the Snow Leopard mp3 icon (ugly and dark) back to the nicer, lighter, friendlier icon that was used before my upgrade. It must still be on the system because often when I load a new window with mp3's, the old icon is visible for a second and then changes to the ugly Snow Leopard icon. By the way: if you select an mp3 file in Snow Leopard and select the Info for it, you'll see the previous icon up at the top left of the Info window that opens.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Home Directories When Installing On Multiple Partitions

May 11, 2012

I have a macpro setup with two partitions.Originally one partition assigned to Snow Leopard.I log in using a network user (using OSX server) and that user has local Admin rights.I setup a new instance of Snow Leopard on the secondary Partition and logged in using the network user.This had the effect of using the partition 1 Home directory for this user and I can't get the secondary partition to use itself for storing the users home directory.The workaround I have is to log in to Partition 2 snow leopard with a local admin user then temporarily rename the Users folder on partition 1. Next login to partition 2 as the network user, then everything gets created on partition 2 as expected.Finally rename the Partition 1 Users folder back.Now I can log in to either partitoin with the same user and have different local home setups.

Anyone else had this or is there a better procedure for setting up multiple partitions? The same happens with LION. I need to keep a snowleoapard partition with all the setup I currently have, but start a new LION partition.I don't want any cross contamination, hence the requirement for separation.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Change User Account Name Or Home Directory Name?

May 20, 2012

I have renamed my home directory using the root then I restarted the computer. Then, I logged on with the same account that I have and I found that all the old folders have been moved to a new folder in the new directory under the old directory name.How to get back!I tried to rename it again by replacing the new name with the old name but it didn't work.. is there anyway to undo the change!!  
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Change User Account Name Or Home Directory Name?

May 23, 2012

iMac OS X 10.6.8.  previously migrated account -- need to rename the account at the destination. Step 6 in the support page does not occur.  I never get a chance to hit OK to this: 6.  Click OK when "A folder in the Users folder already has the name 'account name'. Would you like to use that folder as the Home folder for this user account?" appears. Note: This will correct the ownership of all files in the Home folder, and avoid permissions issues with the contents. A red flag appears in the field that conflicts (either the short name or the full name). The name(s) cannot be changed! must cancel out. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Previously migrated account

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Admin Password - Mac Media Disk Lost?

Jun 9, 2012

Need to change administrators password but lost Mac OS X media disk. Can I buy a replacement?


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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Manage Local User Home Folders?

Apr 27, 2012

We are using Mac OS X 10.6.8 in a classroom. Hard drive has two partitions, one for OS and apps, the other for student's files. Computers are bind to the Active Directory. Unfortunately, local home folders are on the boot parition. Over a time when apps FCP and Avid are frequently used, the boot partition gets filled with files and finally it's full. With zero kb available, users cannot even login anymore. Manually deleting files by admin is cumbersome and time-consuming task. 

I'm looking for a way to keep /Users folder clean. Putting user's home folders to server is not an option, because of latency issues etc. Unfortunately the local home folder is the default saving place when user issues the Save As command. I've tried to tinker with the User Template to lock the Documents folder but apps like Microsoft Word and Final Cut Pro go crazy when they cannot save there. Forwarding /Users to other partition does not solve the problem, it just moves the problem to another place. Logout Hook to automatically purging the files could be an solution, but there's always one hapless soul who saves his or hers files to wrong place and loses them. Or maybe a script which looks at the modfication date and deletes old files. 

Mac OS X (10.7.2), ARD 3.5.1

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing Location Of Temporary Files For Network Users

Jun 8, 2012

I've got networked clients logging in and occasionally having problems, especially with shared logons. I bet changing the location of temporary files from the home folder (on the server) to the local machine would fix a lot of issues.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), i5 with Thunderbolt

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