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    How do I change my nickname?
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    How do I change my nickname?
    I am in no way new to Mac but I have not the slightest idea on how to change this I have checked everywhere. The Nickname I chose is xam for some reason I just want to change it to "Max"
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    How do I change my nickname?
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    First off...do NOT just rename the folder. All heck will ensue.
    It is possible to change your short name but I don't have the link handy. (anyone?)
    It might be easier just to create a new user with the short name you want and copy files to the new user.


    Ok, found it....Mac OS X: How to change user short name or home directory name

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    How do I change my nickname?
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    xammax you don't say what OS u r on - but here is a link for Leopard;
    Changing the short username in Leopard | Mac OS X | Macworld

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    How do I change my nickname?
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    i run snow leopard 10.6.3
    MacBook Pro 13", iPhone 3GS, iPod Nano 4G

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