Changing Username

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

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
    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?

  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


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

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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why not create a new account with the desired short name?

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