Some questions.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac07, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Mac07 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2007
    I tried to search for this but not sure if I was using the right terminology.

    So when I setup my mac, I was really excited to get in hooked up to the tv...I just kept pressing continue....

    -I got to the part where it asks to name your home computer/ I press continue I catch a glimpse of this cannont be changed...and I didn't see a back arrow, so like a total noob I just turned off the power....

    Turn back on boots right up but no more setup screen, so two questions did I miss out on some setup options? Also how do I change the name? Do I have to flatline and start from scratch, which is fine since I just got it yesterday.

    Other things, I accidentaly dragged the hard disk icon to the trash, and it went poof where is it?

    Is there a simple way to delete duplicates/triplicates from itunes? What folder should I drop my music into that I'm bringing over from a pc.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can change the name of the computer in System Preferences > Sharing.
    To change the name of your account (but not the Home Folder) go to System Preferences > Accounts.

    To get back your Macintosh HD icon on the Desktop go to Finder > Preferences > General and select what item do you want to be shown on the Desktop.
    To get it back into the Finder's Sidebar, move the hierarchy up via CMD+UpArrow and from there drag the Macintosh HD into your Sidebar or go to Finder > Preferences > Sidebar.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.




    Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

    Mac Beginner's Guide

    Finding Mac Software

    List of Mac Software

    Also use MRoogle to find many threads about the issues you have, even the one with iTunes. http://mroogle.*************/MRoogle.gif

    And in regards to your PM, yes you can change the home folder name by reinstalling everything.

    If you use MRoogle, you might find another way though.

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