changing Shortname help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shyne26, May 13, 2010.

  1. shyne26 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2010

    i need some help changing my short name in my mac. since i bought it 2nd hand.

    i have 2 dvd installer. is it possible to change short name if i will use these DVD installer?

    i tried changing it but i think i done wrong, so it actually messd up. i do also transferring previous home in my 2nd HDD and renamed it and i did it correctly but still i saw the name under User so i want totlly to remove it.
  2. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
  3. cantfind macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    I tried the apple instructions; they didn't work

    I'm new to macs and to this forum. Can someone help please? I tried the apple instructions mentioned here, and my system wouldn't let me change the short name where the article says to change it, saying it is needed by the computer so can't be modified or changed. Does anyone know what to do?:)

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