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Would Like to Change "appleuser" to my name but don't know how. Help?

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For starters, I have a late 2009 Macbook (white) and am running Mountain Lion (10.8.2). Anyway, I purchased this computer off of someone else and I would like to change what I assume is the home directory (little house logo) from "appleuser" to my name. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find anything online that is helpful to me. I saw one thing that talked about changing the root login or something like that, but I couldn't even find it when following the steps that were given.


Anyway, like I said I bought the computer off of someone else and seeing the "appleuser" drives me insane so I'd like to change it. Anybody know how?

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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