Terrific post — thank you so much! This worked perfectly and saved me a lot of angst!!
How to change the names of a user and Home Directory in macOS
You worked wonders, man. Thank you so much — I thought that either I was going to be stuck with an awkwardly named home folder, or changing everything would be overly complicated; but you made it simple enough to be literally done within 10 minutes. Surely, you do realise that even if you back up all your files, some Applications and plugins are going to be locked and ask for the password.
- log out of a mac.
- Change the User Short Name Only.
- How to Change the Short Name of a User Account in Mac OS X.
- The simple approach: Use account aliases?
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Such a major change in the system should not be taken lightly at all. Am I being too paranoid? It sounds like you have Filevault encryption turned on. That's the only way it should be asking for an old password after reinstalling the OS.
You should boot into recovery mode, open Disk Utility, and reformat the drive, making sure it is NOT encrypted. Then reinstall the OS and it should be fine. Sign up to join this community.
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