Mac username change.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mtnDewFTW, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    San Francisco, CA
    #1
    Hey everyone.
    Hope you're having a nice day.
    Alright, so you know when you open the finder and in the left sidebar it has that like little house icon and then the name. Usually below Desktop and above Applications.

    Anyway, mine is my iTunes account email address, and I want to change it to my name.
    How can this be done? Because right now it's like my email without the @gmail.com part.
    And I don't even know why it's there.
    Help please :D
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    It's a somewhat complex ordeal, but here's a tutorial from Apple.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

    That said, changing your Full Name as seen in the login window (if you have more than one username), is done in System Preferences>Accounts.
     
  3. grayskyz macrumors regular

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    Los Angeles
    #3
    Create a new account, enable file sharing in the new account and your old account and transfer over all your documents, delete old account.
     

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