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Change of the "Home" name on macbook

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by julianlede, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. julianlede

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    Hi I just recently purchased a used Macbook and would like to change the "Home" directory name form the previous owner's to mine. Will a clean re-install of the OSX give me the desired option to replace it?
    Thanks.
    J.
     
  2. peterh40

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    No, no need, open System Preferences, click on Accounts and create a new user for yourself, then login as that user to get your own home directory. Once happy, you can remove the old account.
     
  3. Headrush

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    I always recommend a clean install when receiving a new computer.

    Like peterh40 said if you don't want that just create a new user account. Make sure to give yourself admin rights and when you re-login under this account, you can delete the previous account.
     
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