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Default How to change user name in os x - 06-11-2009, 12:32 PM

I was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to change the user name in os x?
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Default 06-11-2009, 12:52 PM

In short, no it's not possible.

You can search around for the reasons for this easily using google. I just thought I would give you a simple answer.

One way you could accomplish the same thing would be to make a completely new user and copy your files and settings to that account, then delete the old one.
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Default 06-11-2009, 02:30 PM

Hey AJF hit this link from apple: Mac OS X: How to change user short name or home directory name


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Default 06-11-2009, 05:44 PM

Originally Posted by enderg View Post
Just so you know, I followed the Apple article enderg is referencing on my wife's Macbook and it worked just fine. It is very important to make a backup of your data though. If you miss a step or overlook something, things could go bad.
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