Change comp owner's name?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yobar, May 20, 2009.

  1. Yobar macrumors newbie

    Yobar

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    I'm new to Apple Comps, not having owned one since my Apple IIe long ago. I received a MacBook as a gift last weekend. I've spent the past few days trying to square things away due to a problem. The gifter bought the laptop at Best Buy and had the kinder there set it up and install Office. Unfortunately, the BB people used the name of the purchaser. I've been able to change the name on the Home folder and also the admin account by enabling the root user and tinkering with things. I still see "Snuffy Smith's MacBook" whenever I open Finder. I'm hoping there's any easier fix than to reinstall the OS. I'm running the comp under OS X 10.5.6. Any helpful souls out there? TIA!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    System Preferences -> Sharing -> Computer name
     
  3. Yobar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Yobar

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    Thank you very much, swiftaw! That was much easier than I expected. I figured I'd have to hack the Mac equivalent of the Registry.
     

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