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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Apr 27, 2007
    Unhappy Multiple Users Problem
    Hi everybody, I'm a new mac user and I made a mistake that's been frustrating me and I hope I could get some help from you guys.

    I was trying to rename my User name (the one with the house icon) and change the icon. Well I did that and everything seemed to work, but when I restarted the original was back and the computer was using it as the default. So basically I have my computer scattered between two users now, and I was wondering if I need to go into something deeper that I'm not aware of besides renaming the file in the finder to fix this.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2

    BIG D 04's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 16, 2006
    Birmingham (S), UK
    20" iMac Intel Core Duo 2 (Standard)
    Yea you screwed up good and proper didn't

    As far as I know you can't rename the Username, however do a Search, I'm sure this issue came up recently.
    Damien Healy
    iMac 20" OSX 10.4.9 Tiger | |

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    narf1899's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 05, 2007
    iMac 20" C2D 2.4 ghz 2gb iMac 20" C2D 2GB 256MB Graphics Macbook C2D 2GB Powermac G4 Dual 450
    u could create a new account, and allow it to administer ur computer...then use that one...and u can drag all of your files from ur old account into the shared folder and access it from the other account...although im sure there is a much easier way to do that.
    iMac Aluminum 20" 2.4 ghz 2gb RAM 300gb HD
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    Powermac G4 dual 450

  4. #4
    Welcome to Mac-Forums, Medium.

    Changing your user name is not a good idea unless you follow these steps, Mac OS X: How to change user short name or home directory name.

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