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How to change the "short name (account name?)" and home directory name?

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Jul 29, 2011 7:19 PM

Hi,

 

I recently purchased a new iMac and migrated account info from my MacBook Pro.  I happened to use random account name during migration without knowing it will not be easy to change the short name (account name?) and home directory name.  As a result, I am now having extremely confusing short name and home directory name on my new iMac.

 

I did online search to find out how to change the two names, but I could only found somethig like "enabiling root user and....."  I have no idea what it was talking about and I don't want to take risk altering such advance set up manually.

 

Please advice how I can change the short name and home directory name safely without much PC knowledge.

 

Thank you very much in advance.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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