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    Can I change the account administrator name?
    I have a silly, peculiar question, but it's something that really bugs me. When I bought my MacBook Pro last year, I had the Apple specialist I bought it from set it up for me (big mistake, I'll never do that again, but I bought a lot of software, and at the time thought it would be easier that way). When I got my laptop home, I noticed that the name beside the little house icon on the finder sidebar was my husband's name. The guys at the store had just looked at the name on the invoice and set it up that way. I asked them to redo it, but they said it would be a lot of trouble, and didn't see why it bothered me.

    Well, I love my husband, and he bought me the computer, but I've been waiting for years to have my own laptop and I want my name on it. I've gone into accounts and put my name as the administrator, but his name still shows up by the little house on the finder sidebar. I've learned my lesson, set up your own machine no matter how intimidated you are.

    I know all of this must sound very petty, but I'd really love to change it if possible. Can anyone help?

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    Well trash him and use your own user name and password. Pop in the Leopard/Snow Leopard DVD and work from there. Check this out:-

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h...5/en/8235.html

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    ^harry, did you mean to post a link?

    This is one of the problems with Mac OS X, you can change your User Name, but the short name remains the same.
    Chris K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPod Nano View Post
    ^harry, did you mean to post a link?

    This is one of the problems with Mac OS X, you can change your User Name, but the short name remains the same.
    Yes and the link appears on my browser. Sometimes it appears there is a slight delay on the link going up. Long way from Australia you know!

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