What does the (3) mean next to "macbook"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cmelara64, May 25, 2009.

  1. cmelara64 macrumors newbie

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    Under my devices it has "jake melara's macbook (3)" jake melaras macbook is the name of my mb but i dont understand what the (3) is. I know I didnt put it there. Any help?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    It's the third computer on the network with the Jake's MacBook name, so it appends a number to it.
     
  3. cmelara64 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Just go to Sharing in Preferences and delete the "(3)", as long as you don't have a computer with the same name.
     

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