Possible to change Admin UserName ??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Is it Possible to change the Admin UserName ??
    I am running Tiger 10.4.11
    with a MacBook Pro.


    thanks!!
     
  2. mctheriot macrumors regular

    mctheriot

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  3. theBB macrumors 68020

    theBB

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    Changing the short user name of any account is complicated and risky. It might be easier to create a new admin user, move the contents of the old admin user account (documents, bookmarks, music etc.) to the new account and reduce the old admin user to a standard user or get rid of it.
     
  4. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    I would create a new User with admin rights, using the new name. After a while you can delete the old user.
     
  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    yeah, what happens if i change the short name of my user ?
    this is the account i have been using for the last 6 months.

    Will there be alot of files that link to the shortname,
    so if i change it, all the links will be broken ?
     

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