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Naming i have purchased my g5 secondhand  and it comes with the previous owners name on the device also  home is called "ivy" is there any way of cutting the name out or replacing names kind regards

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  • wet ears Nov 21, 2007

    i have renamed the computer but i would like to know whether the home folder is naturally called " IVY " as i dont see it in sharing i pointed at my user name and it flagged Ivy

    very kind regards to 360 solutions

  • wet ears Dec 02, 2007

    thank you kind sirs /ladies



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Yes it is possible, try this....

System Preferences › Sharing

Then at the top of the screen enter the name you prefer then click 'Show All'

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    Ty Emery Nov 24, 2007

    You can rename the Home folder to anything you like. CTRL click on the home folder then 'Rename'. It's best if you simply rename the home folder as 'Home'.

    I hope this helps please rate, thanks!

  • Ty Emery
    Ty Emery Nov 25, 2007

    Please ignore my above comment, jumping the gun a bit there, I'll post again with another suggestion

  • Ty Emery
    Ty Emery Nov 26, 2007

    I've been doing a little research on this and have found that renaming your Home folder is not a good idea. If you haven't installed many things onto your Mac you could set up another user account, Sys Preferences > Accounts then click the + at the bottom left and check 'Allow user to administer this computer', This will create a new admin account and a Home folder actually called Home.

    There are others ways to get round this but it gets rather messy and I don't think you wanna mess with that.

    Sorry for the confusion ;)



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