Second Mac, naming home directories?

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  1. John.B macrumors 601

    John.B

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    So I'm setting up my second Mac.

    On my blackbook, my home directory is /Users/john and I know what a pain it is to change it in OSX.

    Will there be any issues if I name my home directory the same thing (/Users/john) on my second Mac? Or would I be better off naming it something different like Users/JohnB or Users/John_B?

    Are there any issues with this that I'm not aware of? This won't affect target disk mode or the ability to restore Time Machine backups, will it?

    TIA

    Sorry is this should've been in the OSX forum. Mods, feel free to move it if this is in the wrong place.
     
  2. Sigur macrumors regular

    Sigur

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    I don't think it would be a problem if you'd use the sam user name as long as you use different computer names.

    And in Mac OS X Leopard it's not such a big problem to change his user name.
     
  3. John.B thread starter macrumors 601

    John.B

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    Thanks. Changing the user name is easy; changing the home directory, well, no so much... :)
     
  4. eman macrumors 6502a

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    You will be fine with the same name on both laptops. I use the same name on three laptops and no problems with the network.
     

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