How to change an old admin’s name on my macbook pro ?

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I bought my friend's old MacBook Pro. The passwords and everything were already changed successfully, except for the Admin's name. I want to know how I can alter it with my own name. Please tell me the instructions on how to change it. Thanks.

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #189062

How to change an old admin’s name on my macbook pro ?

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Hello Juan,

To solve your concern, we will need to 2 procedures: (1) Administrator Account Creation, (2) Renaming of old Admin Account.

First, you will need to create a new admin account.

1. Go to System Preferences

2. Go to Account or User and Groups to open the pane

3. Click the lock icon and enter your password

4. Click the plus icon located below the user accounts

5. The new account window will appear

6. Choose Administrator

7. Enter necessary information

8. Click create account or create user button

Next, renaming of old admin account

1. Login to the newly created account

2. Follow the first procedure from, 1-5

3. Choose the old account from the list and choose advanced options

4. Change the account name

5. Click OK

6. Logout from the account

7. Login to the old account

Your old account should have been renamed after that procedure.

 

Answered By 562865 points N/A #189063

How to change an old admin’s name on my macbook pro ?

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Before you can change the name of the old admin account in Mac OS X, you need to use another admin account to do this. It cannot be done if you are only using a standard account or other account types. If you only have 1 admin account, create a new admin account and just delete it once the old admin account has been renamed.

To create a new account, log in using the old admin account. Go to the Apple menu, open System Preferences, and then select Accounts. Click on the lock icon to unlock then enter your admin name and password. Click the Add button [+] below the list of accounts then select the account type from the New Account pop-up menu.

Select Administrator. Enter your desired name for the account. It will automatically generate a short name. If you don’t like it and want to use a different short name, type it now. In the Password and Verify fields, enter the password for the account then click Create Account. Once the new account has been created, log out of the old admin account then log in to the new admin account.

Navigate to the Users folder in the startup drive. The Users folder stores the home folder of the account you are renaming. Take note of the old admin account’s home folder and then rename it. Also take note of the new name. When you are prompted, enter your admin password. Go to the Apple menu, open System Preferences, and then select “Users & Groups”.

Click on the lock icon to unlock then enter your admin name and password. In the list of accounts, press and hold the Control key then click the old admin account you want to rename and then select Advanced Options. In the “Account name” field, enter the new name you gave to the home folder in the Users folder.

In the “Home directory” field, enter the new name you gave to the home folder in the Users folder. Click OK and then exit System Preferences. Log out of the new admin account then log in to the renamed account. You can now delete the new admin account after successfully renaming the old admin account.

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