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How to change the owners name

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dogbone, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68020


    I've done a forum search but turned up nothing.

    I've just given my old emac to someone and they, understandably are irritated at my name being announced as the owner at the log in screen.

    Can this be changed?
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    New Mac - new OS install. I recommend for everybody's sake reinstalling OSX. It just keeps things clean and means that your old data is relatively safe (deleted) and that no blame can be put on you if things start not working (unlikely).

    Nevertheless, creating a new account from the System Preferences (give it administrator privileges) should mean your friend will see more of their own name in future. :)
  3. macrumors 68020


    Yeah, she is the only one with accounts. One normal admin and one spare troubleshooting admin. All my crap has been deleted. But it still says "Dogbone's eMac" at the top of the Log in screen.

    Is there a way of changing this with terminal?
  4. macrumors 65816


    Go into System Preferences > Sharing and at the top should be a spot to rename the computer
  5. macrumors 68020


    Whoa that was easy. I thought it was going to be one of those 39 step nightmares like changing the short user name.
  6. macrumors 65816


    I second mad jew's suggestion though. A clean install is just... clean :)

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