How to change computer name for Remote Login and File Sharing?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by matei, May 4, 2009.

  1. matei macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2006
    Hi all,

    I recently transferred over the settings and files from my wife's old MacBook to a new one, using Migration Assistant. Let's say the old MacBook is named "OldMac".

    Before I carried out the transfer, the computer name, for arguments sake, was NewMac. Once the transfer was complete, Migration Assistant had renamed it OldMac.

    No problem, I went into sharing, and changed the name to NewMac. However, under "Remote Login" and "File Sharing", it says that her computer is still "oldmac.lan".

    Is there any way to change this as well?

  2. graham1971 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Does anyone have an answer to this? I just changed to a new MBP and have this same issue.
  3. manual123 macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Omaha NE
    Im away from my mac at the moment, i can play around and see when i get home...Im interested too
  4. rhoydotp macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2006
    happened to me once on Mountain Lion but tried it the second time and it works. On my Snow Leopard, it works right away. It even broadcasts to other machines accessing my AFP share.
  5. graham1971 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    I restarted all my airports, server and routers and it seems to have fixed the issue.
  6. Rasczak macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    When I open sharing in System Preferences, right under the Computer name is some text that says what the name other computers access it with and an edit button to the right.

    When I click the edit button I get a separate dialogue that lets me change it.

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