how to change computers name?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Safford, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Safford macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    I just got my friends old Powerbook g4 and I was wondering if i could take his name off the computer?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    The computers name is found in System Preferences - Sharing - Computer Name at the top.

    I also think you might be referring to the home folder, is that correct? If so then the best option would be to create a new user for yourself ( System Preferences - Accounts - +). There is a method of manually changing it however it is not really recommended and can easily be screwed up.
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    If you just got it, I suggest you do a clean install of software. After it restarts, it'll ask you for name, network, etc.

    You don't really want someone else's identity or settings on your machine anyway.

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