Creating Accounts

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jonno112, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. jonno112 macrumors newbie

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    I will say sorry in advance i know nothing about Macs.

    What i want to know is can you create an account on a MAC just made of numbers, i just tried and it comes up with the error.

    Under Account name i put 2600
    in red i get, cannot include spaces or special characters.

    There are many more stupid questions to come

    thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Seems that you can't.

    Before you ask any more questions, consider using the Mroogle site to search first. You'll find answers a lot faster.
     
  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    I have NO problem creating an account named "2600" in Tiger.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Actually me neither in Leopard. You must have a space or special character in there somewhere...
     
  5. jonno112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay this is exactly what i am doing.
    I log in with the admin account go to system preferences > user accounts > i put the admin password in again > hit the + sign > select new account choose administrator Full name 2600 Account name 2600 Enter password x 2 Create account

    Thats when the error comes up.

    There is a red arrow where the account name is.
     
  6. em100 macrumors newbie

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    You are right

    You are right in snow leopard it doesn't let you do that
     
  7. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    WTF...so what if I'm doing a restore from Time Machine? I have to choose another name?

    Dammit Apple, who's keeping score of the number of times they've dropped the ball?!
     
  8. jonno112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats crazy, all my accounts are a number. I guess its back to the PC that really sucks this was my first post.:rolleyes:

    Thanks for the help everyone.
     

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