Macbook Air (2)?

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  1. Imory macrumors 6502a

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    Not really sure how to explain this, but at iCloud.com and Safari on my iPhone (links from my Air), my Macbook Air gets a nr "(2") at the end of it for some reason? How do I remove this? I'm not sure, but think it happened after I installed Yosemite. I only have one Air so it's not like I'm having two with the same name.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    The linked thread explains it perfectly. My iMac is currently "iMac (12)".

    What's funny is that the hostname is only iMac-9.local, so the hostname doesn't increment as often as the "display name"... Every few weeks, I get tired of it and reset it back to just-plain "iMac" But it invariably starts incrementing a few days later.

    (Note, my computer is not actually "iMac", I'm just using that to be generic.)
     
  3. Imory thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Well I just changed the name in preferences -> sharing, but I'm not sure how long that's going to last.
     

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