Edit the user drive name

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yizi, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Yizi macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    When i first installed the OS X it asked for some information and i did put my real name, but now my hard drive is set to my real name and surname in the HD with a little house icon next to it! How do i change that drive name?!

    Thanks,
    Yizi
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    It is really really hard to change your home folder name (the name of the house). The easiest thing to do might be to create a new user account with the name you want.
     
  3. bpasker macrumors member

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    Steps:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  5. bpasker macrumors member

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    Yup!
     
  6. Yizi thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. Yizi thread starter macrumors regular

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    OMG i did what it said and i can't access my system now! I'm using the other account which is a standard 1! HELP! :(
     
  9. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Well, you just changed your account name, so you need to log on using your new account name.
     
  10. Yizi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did try that as well but no it didn't let me login at all! i gave it a go with the old name didnt let me on :( how can i restore this, does mac has anything like windows crapy restore?!
     
  11. Yizi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Please someone help i have all my work in there and i have to present some posters to the client tomorrow! :(
     
  12. Yizi thread starter macrumors regular

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    i would acually hate mac if i can't get my work back i worked so hard on it and now its not there, i just want to cry
     
  13. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If you go to the Users folder, you should see all your user accounts and your work should be in one of them.
     
  14. Yizi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was up till 3 fixing it! fixed! love my mac!
     
  15. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Glad you got out of the jam, but I just wanted to suggest that might have been a sign that it is always better to have a full backup at all times- not just when a person is messing around with System files.

    If your drive had physically failed instead, you would have been in a world of hurt without a backup, so you sure should consider it- quickly! :D
     

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