Changing iBook user ID

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BLDun, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2005
    Purchased a used iBook and want to know how to get rid of the original user ID's that seem to be imbeded in it. I have already changed the user profile so I am the administrator but the original name continues to pop up at various points such as "ryan's iTunes" , etc. Can these be changed reformatting the hard drive and reloading everything?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2003
    Yep. :) This is an easy one. Reinstall OS X and it will ask you to enter your desired username during installation.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004
    Create a new User with the name you want and make sure to give it admin rights.

    Log in using the new user and delete the old one (don't hit the "delete immediately" button as I assume you will want to get the old documents, Mail data etc.

    You can use a program called batchmod to change the ownership on the old file to yourself.

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