Help! My Mac name keeps incrementing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sirolway, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Sirolway macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    Hi all,

    My Mac name is now up to 'Mac (5)' after I noticed it incrementing a week or two ago. Time Machine started reporting my backup drive was full (even though it has 1.5TB available) around the same time.

    Any ideas why it's incrementing & how to stop it?

    Many thanks for any help
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    First delete the 5 in System Prefernces-->Sharing. Then restart and boot into the recovery disk. Open Disk Utility and repair your permissions. This is what fixed it for me, give it a try.
  3. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    There's a 10-page thread in the Yosemite section related to just this issue.

    For what it's worth, mine hasn't incremented since I had it at my brother's house last weekend.

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