Macbook Name has (2) at the end.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by duykur, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. duykur macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    ok guys, i have a little question.

    well recently i have been seeing my macbook pro's name has a (2) on it, The actual name is "Denizhan Uykur's Macbook Pro".

    BUt now it changed to "Denizhan Uykur's Macbook Pro (2)", being as geeky as i am i know that that signifies that the name i chose is a duplicate of another name, i find this impossible because who else has the name Denizhan Uykur.

    I'm new to mac's so can you help?
  2. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2008
    Your girlfriends place
    go to system preferences, then click sharing, then you'll see your macs name. Click edit.

  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    Did you have a previous Mac with the same name? If they are both on the network at the same time that is exactly what happens, it renames the second one so there is no conflict.
  4. duykur thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    Thanks ALOT, this worked

    I said this was my first mac, but it's fixed, thanks anyway
  5. kynix macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2009
    Macbook name has (2) at the end

    I had the same prob too but more serious.
    it became 2 and my laptop start up lyk when i first bought it.
    with my documents folder gone.
    with my settings restart.
    with my applications start up lyk the 1st time i use it.
    with my internet stored pw gone.
    with my history of applications gone.
    recycle bin empty.
    but my photos still there.
    my internet history still there.
    my bkmarks still there.
    yes and mac customer service cant do anything abt it.

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