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John West
Is it possible to change an administrator/user name on a G5?
on Sep 22, 2007 at 7:38:02 pm

Hi, all.

I bought a G5 dual 1.8 four years ago and am running OSX 10.4.9.

Is it possible to change the user/administrator name on it and completely replace the old one with the new without jeopardizing any files? Is so, how?

Thanks!!

John


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zrb123
Re: Is it possible to change an administrator/user name on a G5?
on Sep 23, 2007 at 6:28:43 am

User name yes, short name NO.

it is done in the system preferences under accounts.

If you want a new short name you will have to create a new user account, give it administrator rights and then move any files over to the new account.

AND DONT EVEN THINK OF JUST RENAMING THE USERS FOLDER WITH A NEW SHORT NAME, YOU ARE ASKING FOR A WORLD OF TROUBLE TO FALL ON YOUR HEAD.


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John West
Thanx
on Sep 23, 2007 at 9:02:23 am

Many thanks!!


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