Changing Username

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ktalebian, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    #1
    Hi All,

    I just got a new mac and when i was setting it up, i miss typed my username (well to be honest, this is not my mac, its a friends and i am setting it up! So i missed type their username).

    I changed the username of the account from the control panel.

    I now want to change the user directory name. Can i just change it like any other directory?

    And finally, when u want to install something the security warning that comes up and asks for your password, also has the name miss typed. So how do I also change that?

    Thanks
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Kop
    #2
    It is a bit of a faff but there are a series of steps that you can follow on this apple knowledge base article

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1428

    Think that should cover it. If not or you need any help feel free to post again.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

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    Location:
    Boston
    #3
    Why not create a new account with the desired short name?
     

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