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how do i change the short name of a user?

284 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 10, 2012 8:12 PM by red_menace RSS
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Nov 10, 2012 7:21 PM

During migration of my files from an old macbook to a new one I was prompted to change the short name for my user account on the old macbook beacuse supposedly the username could not be the same on both computers.

 

Now that the files have been transferred I would like to change the short name for my user account to something else than the reather pragmatic "17inch" I had changed it to to identify the account from which the files should be transferred.

 

Changeing the short name seems all but impossible without having to reinstall the entire system again.

 

Any ideas?

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