How to Transfer all user account files to new user

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wireray, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. wireray macrumors newbie

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    Mar 19, 2011
    #1
    hey guys,
    is there anyway i can change the user account name, i went in preference>accounts and renamed it but when i go in finder under places i still see the older name.

    If this is not possible then i would like to transfer all the files settings etc from this account to a new user account.

    can somebody please help me out

    Thank you
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    Sep 7, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    Why do you need to do this?

    Cheers
     
  3. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    Location:
    Maryland
    #3
    I recently upgraded my hardware from one Mac mini to a new one. Migration Assistant is not what I expected. I figured if after a few mouseclicks, I'd have a new account that had old documents and old applications with their settings ready to go. Instead everything got moved from the old Mac to an interim user account where I had to manually move over Documents and apps. Things like bookmarks and other app settings are with the "other" user.

    So I'm in the same boat as MacForScience. We need a Migration Assistant's Assistant.

    mt
     

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