Different user and hard drive names & Time Machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ToddJ, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. ToddJ macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    It’s a long story, but i had to restore my computer from Time Machine after using El Capitan. When I restored it, i tried to reformat the hard drive and ended up having a different hard name and user name than I did before. Is it safe to rename my hard drive and user name on my mac now?
  2. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
    You can safely rename your volume like any other file using Finder.

    If you change the user name, I recommend only changing the full name field in advanced options of Users & Groups, unless you are more familiar with the advanced options section. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548

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