Finder Sidebar/Shared MacBook Pro name

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rolanddes, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Rolanddes macrumors member


    Sep 1, 2011
    I am on a network with a MacBook Pro. The devices on the network are:

    The rooter called "modem"
    A MacMini called "ozlem"
    The MacBook Pro named "Emre's Macbook Pro" (The one I am using)

    In Finder's Sidebar, under Shared menu, I see a device named macbookpro-ee5c.


    I checked;
    Settings/Sharing/File Sharing
    Settings/Sharing/Remote Management

    which are the only services enabled under Sharing and they both say "Computers on your local network can access your computer at: Emres-MacBook-Pro.local"


    I know this "macbookpro-ee5c" must be my computer. But why is it named macbookpro-ee5c instead of Emre's Macbook Pro? What can I do to correct this annoying thing?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. QzzB macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2015
    Try checking the Netbios name under System Preferences > Network > Advanced > WINS.

    For some reason that name also exists and might be where tis coming from. Mine is also macbookpro- with some numbers, similar to yours.
  3. Rolanddes thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 1, 2011
    That was it. Thanks a lot.

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