Can I change my login name? What will happen?

hajime

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Hello, I have been using my MBP running 10.8.3 for a few months. Can I change my login name? What will happen if I do that? Will I mess up the files as they might have my userid imprinted.
 

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If it is only your login name, then there are no repercussions changing that in System Preferences > Users & Groups > account > Full Name. If you would change your home folder's name, thus the short name of your account, you probably get in trouble.
 

hajime

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Thanks. I double checked. Under the user folder, there is my home folder "Snoopy". I don't need to change that. On the top right of the screen, there is a full name. I want to change it. So, I just change it in: System Preferences > Users & Groups > account > Full Name without messing up the system files?