10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2012 4:53 PM by John Deyulia
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I bought a used Macbook Air (Lion) and would like to change the filename of the "Home" user.


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Solved by John Deyulia on Mar 16, 2012 4:53 PM Solved

Got it all worked out.

 

When I deselected "allow this user to administer", etc on the current account, I was able to ,ahe the new account current after enabling permissions in "Get Info".

 

Thanks for all your help.

Reply by Tony T1 on Mar 16, 2012 1:09 PM Helpful

Create the new account per that link.

Give it Admin privileges

Transfer files (see below)

Then delete the old account

 

Transferring files from one account to another on the same Mac

You can use your Shared folder:

  1. Log in to the account you wish to copy files from.
  2. In the Finder, navigate to the Shared folder.  It is located in the Users folder.
  3. Copy any files or folders you wish to the Shared folder, such as items on your desktop, in your Documents folder, in your Music folder, and so forth. You may be asked to enter an administrator password when copying certain items. Note: To ensure that you copy items (as opposed to moving items), hold the Option key as you drag files to the Shared folder.  Depending on item permissions, some files or folders will copy by default, some may move by default.
  4. Log out of the current account.
  5. Log in to the new account (that you are transferring files to).
  6. In the Finder, navigate to the Shared folder.  It is located in the Users folder.
  7. Copy any files or folders you wish from the Shared folder to the desired locations, such as desktop, Documents folder, Music folder, and so forth. You may be asked to enter an administrator password when copying certain items.

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