Edit the user drive name

Yizi

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Aug 22, 2008
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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
 

swiftaw

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Jan 31, 2005
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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.
 

Yizi

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Aug 22, 2008
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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! :(
 

Yizi

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Aug 22, 2008
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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?!
 

Yizi

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Aug 22, 2008
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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! :(
 

Yizi

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Aug 22, 2008
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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
 

sickmacdoc

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Jun 14, 2008
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I was up till 3 fixing it! fixed! love my mac!
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