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    Feb 07, 2009
    Reanamed user account - old name shows in authentication box
    I changed the "long name" of my user account but when I install software the computer still asks for authentication and shows the old name. Using either the old name or new name works for authentication.

    Is there a pref file or something I can delete/modify so the old name is not automatically used in the authentication box?

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Set up a new Administrator account with what you want, and when all is A OK delete the original.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Member Since
    Feb 07, 2009
    Hi, thanks for your reply. I dont want to set up a new account, that is over kill. the only thing I want to do is to get rid of the old long name. it must be in a pref file somewhere. thanks

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