Help to change folder name!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bulldog VII, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    #1
    Hi all

    I've just noticed in my rush to get my imac up & running I spelt my name wrong! I've tried to change it to my proper name, but can't see how too??

    I have enclosed a pic so you can see what I mean, it's the name under applications in the finder menu under places

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks
     

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  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    #2
    click on the folder once then hit Return.
    You can then type the correct name.
     
  3. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    #4
    Looks too complicated for me, I think I'll leave it!
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #5
    Well if you haven't too many important documents living only on your computer right now you could do a reinstall and just start over.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    #6
    Why reinstall? Just create a new user account with the correct name.
     
  6. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    #7
    There used to be an application that helped change the user name. It worked well under Tiger when I used it a couple of times, but I don't know if it was ever updated for newer versions of Mac OS X.

    As swiftaw says, the easiest way would be to create a new User account (making sure it's an admin one), transfer over any personal files, emails, etc. You could then just delete the incorrect account.
     

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