MacPro & MacBook - same computer name

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by toddburch, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. toddburch macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my MacPro since December - just got the MacBook today. When going through setup on the MacBook, I entered my .mac info, and the MacBook created my harddrive name as "toddburch", which is the same harddrive name as my MacPro.

    How do I rename it? I forsee problems, or at least confusion on my part, with both drives being the same. (Perhaps it's not technically an issue, but I would still like to rename it.)

    Thanks, Todd
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    In System Preferences go into Sharing. At the top will be the computer name, just select edit and change the name to what ever you wish, making sure to keep the .local


    EDIT, Sharing not Network
     
  3. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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  4. toddburch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had already changed the Mac name (in Sharing) from Todd Burch's Computer to "Burch's Computer". That worked great.

    What I'm referring to is the harddrive name, as in /Users/toddburch/desktop... and as is found in Finder in the left frame.

    Todd
     
  5. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    To re-name your harddrive select it and hit enter. (which wouldn't happen unless you do it from the finder, renaming your HD doesn't affect it)

    A reminder, do NOT rename your home folder.
     
  6. toddburch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    woo-hoo! OK, In Finder, it's now renamed. That was easy. (CONTROL+mouse click, then "rename") I renamed it to "burch".

    In Terminal, it still shows:

    todd-burchs-computer:~ toddburch$

    Will a reboot resolve this?

    Thanks. Todd
     
  7. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Which part do you want to change? "tood-burchs-computer" is the computer name, which is changable in the Sharing preference pane. "toddburch$" is your user account/home folder short name, which isn't so easily changable.

    Take a look at this if you want to change the short name.
     
  8. toddburch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Aquqjet.

    I decided it was easier to reinstall than do the 40 step process. ;)

    And it was.

    Todd
     
  9. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    You mean, you reinstalled OS X? :eek:

    I should have mentioned that you could have just created a new user as well and transferred everything to your new home folder. :eek:
     

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