Clean install and a username without capital letter

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by robertpatryk, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. robertpatryk macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm trying to do clean install, but I cannot set my username as "Robert", it still saves it as "robert".
    Is that a bug or a feature?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have seen a couple threads here on this new restriction under Sierra, so I don't think it is anything you are doing wrong or can change.
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You can change it, but the solution is a bit messy (you need to use a second account). I encourage you to read the entire support article before you start changing things: https://support.apple.com/HT201548.

    A lowercase username is considered a best practice, especially if the device is managed remotely through a network. A case-mismatch can potentially cause problems with the server if it enforces case-sensitivity. However, a typical home user should not be affected by this, so it is probably ‘safe’ to use it.
     
  4. robertpatryk thread starter macrumors member

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    I did it, but then all the folder icon in my Home folder disappeared... Well I have to live with "robert" for now and we'll see
     

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