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    Registration info.
    I unpacked my new MacBook Pro on Saturday and switched it on. When it asked me for basic details like name, age etc. I mistyped by error and now I have a 'Home' folder created with a wrong spelling. How can I restart the registration process so that it starts from scratch?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...am a Mac Noob!!!

    Cheerz

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    Go into System Preferences > User accounts. Create a new user with admin rights. Then log into that new user account. After doing that, delete your other user account with the wrong spelling (make sure you backup your documents and such before doing that. Basically, most of the stuff that comes under your Home folder)

    DO NOT rename the home folder name cause that will just delete all your files...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    Go into System Preferences > User accounts. Create a new user with admin rights. Then log into that new user account. After doing that, delete your other user account with the wrong spelling (make sure you backup your documents and such before doing that. Basically, most of the stuff that comes under your Home folder)

    DO NOT rename the home folder name cause that will just delete all your files...
    Thanx a lot bro'. This was spot on..

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    I thought the problem above was completely solved but it appears that its not totally so. Sure by creating a new Admini user and deleting the initial one I managed to get rid of the old 'Home' directory but on opening 'Finder' on top I still see the name I typed in originally which I misspelt. Thus on top where we have:
    <name>'s MacBook Pro

    I need to change the name here.

    Thanks in advance ppl.

    T

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    Have you re-booted and then logged into the new account?
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Have you re-booted and then logged into the new account?
    Yes of course. I use the new account only now since I deleted the older one.

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