Change User Name

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TraumaTurtle, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. TraumaTurtle macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    I bought my Mac off of a friend and I was wondering how I/if I can change a user name. I have made a user profile and work under that name...HOWEVER when i open up the User file, that name isn't there, it's actually my friend's old name. how can I get it to by my user name? I am signed up as the administrator and up in the upper right corner (next to spotlight) it says the name that I want, but when I look in the directory, the user profile is my friends' not mine. Is it possible to change it to my User name?
  2. TraumaTurtle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    I'm actually running Lion. Does that make a difference?

    Also, I followed the steps suggested and the field in which I would change the name is actually grayed out, so i can't change anything

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