changed main administrator name; everything reset...help!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bruce5229, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. bruce5229 macrumors newbie

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    Feb 22, 2009
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    I changed the main administrator "name" in the account section of preferences (my macbook previously belonged to my father, and I needed to change the name). Now when I start up, as you might guess it goes to a completely new setup. I do know that all of my information is safe (most of it I hope) in a folder in the users folder. My question is this: in the situation I am in, what is the easiest way to:

    1. import all mail and mailboxes from the old account to the new one;
    2. import all bookmarks and safari settings;

    all the other stuff is not as important to me -- just these two things.

    Thanks ahead of time for your help!!
     
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Is that the only thing you changed, or did you also change the short name on your home folder?
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Oct 9, 2008
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    Note the following link: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1876
    The mail/mail settings are split into two places. In the (home)/Library/Preferences folder is a file named 'com.apple.mail.plist'. This file holds the mail settings. The folder (home)/Library/Mail contains all the downloaded POP messages, along with your mailbox settings with rules, signatures, etc. The Safari bookmarks/settings are found in (home)/Library/Safari. Copy them to the "new" user and put them in the corresponding locations.
     

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