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    Changing default user/account name on Mac OS X 10.6?

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    Changing default user/account name on Mac OS X 10.6?
    Hello,

    I am using a MacBook Pro at my place of work that was bought for an earlier intern who set up the computer. She made all the account information as her name.

    Now, I have changed the name of the computer (System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name) and I have edited the names and information within the Accounts section (System Preferences > Accounts > My Account). However, the previous interns name continues to auto-populate in the "Name" field every time I try to unlock a setting or authenticate anything on the computer.

    My question is: how do I change this name to match my new username information that I changed under the Accounts settings? And if I have changed all this information, why is this old name still popping up?

    I've been at this for hours... please help!

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    Changing default user/account name on Mac OS X 10.6?
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    Here is the official method for changing the name: Apple KB Article

    But let me give you a note of warning before you attempt it. If the above is not done correctly you will lose access to your data and possibly not be able to recover. The smart thing to do is first back up everything by using Time Machine or cloning software such as Carbon Copy Cloner.

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    Changing default user/account name on Mac OS X 10.6?
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    And... do not cross post. Your cross post has been removed. Only post to one forum and continue posting back to the same thread. Thanks.

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    Changing default user/account name on Mac OS X 10.6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    And... do not cross post. Your cross post has been removed. Only post to one forum and continue posting back to the same thread. Thanks.
    I know. I realized I posted in the wrong place, so I posted it in the right place and tried to delete the first post to no success. All it would let me do was edit it.

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