Change of Ownership

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kevhui, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. kevhui macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2008

    I am going to give my Mac Mini to my brother but I don't want to reinstall everything, I mean, I want to give him a "new Mac" in sense that OS and apps remain unchanged.

    Right now the login name / default home folder is my name. Can I just change my name to a new name? If so, can I do that?

    Many thanks.

  2. bananabar macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    You can only change the name of the Home folder by reinstalling the OS.
  3. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    I'd recommend creating a new account in System Preferences. This will create a new home folder for that account. Test the account to make sure everything is working properly. Save any data from the original account and then delete it, also done in System Preferences.
  4. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2008
    Thanks a lot for your advice. This will save me lots of time.

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