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marcel tiemensma
user account question
on Apr 11, 2008 at 5:02:13 pm

Hi. My reseller installed my macbook and my users > home-account has his name.
When I want to change it in my name I get the message:'Piet' can't be modified because it's used by OSX...
What should I do?


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Jeff Carpenter
Re: user account question
on Apr 11, 2008 at 7:23:45 pm

Have you done much with this account yet? Honestly it's probably easier to just start a new admin account with your name and switch to using that from now on.





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Zane Barker
Re: user account question
on Apr 12, 2008 at 7:07:14 am

If you are referring to the name used for the user folder then that cannot be changed in leopard. Personally I am glad that the OS no longer lets you change it, I have seen to may people jack there computer up by changing that.

Create a new user, give it administrator rights and then delete the old.

Also ask your reseller why he set up YOUR computer in HIS name, instead of using YOUR name.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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marcel tiemensma
Re: user account question
on Apr 12, 2008 at 7:13:12 am

Thanks.But I Installed a lot of programs allready. Should I then start from scratch again?



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marcel tiemensma
Re: user account question
on Apr 12, 2008 at 7:24:50 am

BTW in Accounts I changed the name and under My account it says: Marcel Admin
And my User name is also: Marcel....but the Home Icon still says: Piet :(



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Zane Barker
Re: user account question
on Apr 13, 2008 at 1:36:40 am

[marcel tiemensma] "I Installed a lot of programs allready. Should I then start from scratch again?"

Programs should install for ALL users so you should be fine.

[marcel tiemensma] "in Accounts I changed the name and under My account it says: Marcel Admin And my User name is also: Marcel....but the Home Icon still says: Piet "

Like I said before that home folder name CANNOT be changed.

Create a new user account, move any of your files to the new account and then delete the one with the undesired name.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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marcel tiemensma
Re: user account question
on Apr 13, 2008 at 7:27:59 am

I made a new account. Logged out from the old account and logged in with the new name...
But then there weren't any of the new programs visible. I.o.w: 'Programs should install for ALL users' might not be true or working for me. That means I have to install all the new programs still???




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Zane Barker
Re: user account question
on Apr 14, 2008 at 1:28:24 am

They should be located in the applications folder, they will not automatically be added to the dock.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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