Changed apple ID, how to get it to change in Finder?

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  1. kyle1320 macrumors regular

    kyle1320

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    I just changed my Apple ID from one E-mail to another, but Finder still shows the old one (where all my stuff goes.) How do I change this? I tried going to Preferences > Users > Apple ID and logging in with the new E-mail, but nothing changed. I have tried restarting multiple times, too. Anyone know how? It just annoys me, but I would really appreciate it if I could change this. Thanks
     
  2. Centsy macrumors regular

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    If you are talking about your user folder, I don't think you can change it. You would have to create a new user account.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    That's not your Apple ID, that's your computer's username (short name, to be more specific). There are ways of changing it, but if you're a novice user as I'd assume, it's probably safer just to leave it alone.

    jW
     
  4. kyle1320 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Somewhat a novice, yes, not completely blind though. If you could tell me how to do this, or point me to somewhere with a tutorial, it would be very helpful. Do you mean just creating a new profile and moving everything, or something more complex?
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    It's a bit more involved than that.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428
     
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    "The shortname can contain up to 255 characters..."

    How in heaven is that a short name?! :eek:
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Beats me.
     
  8. kyle1320, Aug 10, 2011
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    kyle1320 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, worked perfectly. My windows even reopened when I logged into the new account. I need to relink my Dropbox folder, though. Only 'problem' I've seen so far. :)
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Funny that your signature mention google, as that's what I used to find this, I googled "changing home directory name snow leopard", came upon a thread on this website with this link posted a few posts from the top.
     
  10. kyle1320 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hm, I Googled a few different things and couldn't seem to find directions. Apparently you're better at searching than me. :p
     

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