What is the most effective way to change my username ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by XPcentric, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

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    Oct 16, 2008
    #1
    Let me tell you first what I want.

    I know its possible to make a new user and delete the current one, but I'm not sure I'd be able to remember all configurations and preferences.

    If I changed the name in system preferences, I don't know if that would change it everywhere, or if the old username would still show up anywhere on my system. For now I'm mainly interested to have a new user in terminal, because the current one is too long.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Oct 31, 2009
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    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    #2
    Changing it via Terminal most definitely should work well. The school misspelled my dad's name and it was just a few commands to correct it and add the missing letter across the system.
     
  3. Weaselboy, Aug 2, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014

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    Weaselboy

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    #3
    Just follow this support doc from Apple to do it. The new name will be shown across the system.
     

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