Upgraded from 21.5" to 27"!!! And need help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CarboysDesire, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

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    OK, I scored on a Refurb and it's a 27" iMac...

    RFB IMAC 27"/2.8QC/2X2GB/1TB/5750/SD-USA :D :D :D
    Refurbished iMac 27-inch 2.8GHz Intel Quad-Core i5 processor

    The file transfer could not have been easier. I restored from a Time Machine external drive back-up. SO EASY!!! :apple:

    [​IMG]

    Anyway, here's where I need help. The 21.5" I am keeping for my spouse. I've decided to not wipe out the hard-drive and to just change the name. I've figured out how to change account name, the mouse name, the keyboard name, etc.

    But what I am having trouble with is the home directory.

    I found this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

    But when I got to step 4 it wouldn't let me change the name "just like you would rename any folder". :eek:

    I select the home directory and hit Return but it just beeps and doesn't open the name for editing.

    ANY IDEAS??? :confused:
     
  2. chris98vf macrumors regular

    chris98vf

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    It is soooooo easy to just format the drive and start fresh. It's not like windows where you have to hunt down drivers and sacrifice a small pet to Bill Gates. It will take you about an hour and your actual input is about 3 minutes of that.
    Edit:
    Also, if I recall I think you cannot change the name once you make it. It warns you of that when you set it up
     
  3. CarboysDesire thread starter macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

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    Anyone else?

    I'm trying to avoid having to re-transfer pics and music and crap. I guess it would be easy, but if I can change the name of the home directory that would be swell.
     
  4. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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  5. CarboysDesire thread starter macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

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    It wasn't that it didn't like the name I was trying, it was that it wouldn't even allow me to try a name. But I'll click that link, THANKS!!! :)
     
  6. CarboysDesire thread starter macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

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    Thanks!

    I chickened out. I read the article and it suggested 3 methods, but there were "risks" involved and I'm not a risky kinda guy. Plus my spouse came home and said "I don't care what the home directory is called."

    So I'm leaving it.


    WOOHOO!!! Now I can start enjoying this badass 27-incher!!!

    SO MUCH JOY! :):):):):):):)
     
  7. chris98vf macrumors regular

    chris98vf

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    HAHA, it's funny to see what they could care less about but we would go hours trying to fix.
     

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