Help! My Mac name keeps incrementing

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

  1. Sirolway macrumors 6502

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    Jun 13, 2009
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    London
    #1
    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

    noodle654

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    Never Ender
    #2
    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 68020

    hallux

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    Apr 25, 2012
    #3
    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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