Change of the "Home" name on macbook

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Hi I just recently purchased a used Macbook and would like to change the "Home" directory name form the previous owner's to mine. Will a clean re-install of the OSX give me the desired option to replace it?
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No, no need, open System Preferences, click on Accounts and create a new user for yourself, then login as that user to get your own home directory. Once happy, you can remove the old account.
 
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I always recommend a clean install when receiving a new computer.

Like peterh40 said if you don't want that just create a new user account. Make sure to give yourself admin rights and when you re-login under this account, you can delete the previous account.
 
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