How to change your mac computers name: Mac Tip

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  • Nicole Nash
    Posted at 09:04h, 17 September

    Thanks so much BIG help. I changed everything else but couldn't find what to go under to change it. Just go a used MacBook unibody (my favorite kind). Thanks again

  • Harshit Khaitan
    Posted at 07:38h, 19 September


  • Mr Zark
    Posted at 21:48h, 06 October

    It's funny how it is easier to change the name of the laptop than it is to change the home folder. xD

  • Dylan Morse
    Posted at 13:02h, 03 November

    Thanks man! really helpful

  • Lois6778
    Posted at 06:22h, 10 November

    Thank you so much for the helpful tip. I couldn't find it anywhere else on youtube. It was a dilemma to remove the former user's name after I bought the used macbook. 
    Thanks again!!!!

    Posted at 05:00h, 01 December

    Saved my life bro thanks

  • dealz357
    Posted at 08:35h, 10 December

    Thanks, help out a lot

  • Stevie G
    Posted at 17:19h, 07 January

    Thank you very much

  • Diana Cruz
    Posted at 00:03h, 04 February

    Thank you so much you went right in to the topic great 🙂

  • Ajith Pran
    Posted at 09:05h, 18 February

    Thanks Bro!

  • Antonio Drake
    Posted at 23:24h, 03 April

    Thank you! Now my second-hand iMac will finally say MY name! 

  • Subhan Ahmad
    Posted at 10:28h, 07 April

    thanks man, i got the apple laptop from my dad and i couldn't change the name of the laptop to my name….   

  • SYMY
    Posted at 13:29h, 14 April

    Thanks very useful

  • Chārī-Chan
    Posted at 21:36h, 18 November

    Thanks! My dad accidentally logged into my brand new first hand iMac with his own name and I didn't know how to change it cx

  • Bateman Jones
    Posted at 19:26h, 24 December


  • Boysen Masikilo
    Posted at 21:46h, 24 January

    Thank This was easy

  • Howeye Network
    Posted at 02:43h, 06 February

    that was so helpful thank you.

  • HallsBoy
    Posted at 06:55h, 25 February

    Tyler, i recently saw someone with a mac and they had their name the upper right hand corner of their computer display, right where currently the date and time are displayed on mine. Are you aware of how i can get my name to appear there?

  • Ragad Othman
    Posted at 00:59h, 24 June

    i am sorry but you talk alout

  • Sundar Nadar
    Posted at 20:09h, 05 August

    os helpful thank u

  • Brenda Alexander-Francois
    Posted at 21:53h, 02 September

    Very helpful! Thank you!

  • Kathy Gleason
    Posted at 19:44h, 31 October

    Even years later your video helped me. I was doing the editing first and then trying to change the name and you showed me to change the name first and then edit it. Awesome.

  • William PaPa Whiting
    Posted at 21:54h, 01 December

    i needed this hours ago

  • xKHAAL / خالد
    Posted at 14:28h, 23 December

    thank you

  • Mr. Ken
    Posted at 20:36h, 12 December

    Thank you! Exactly and to the point of what I needed.

  • Achiim Zim
    Posted at 18:14h, 20 January

    Thank you vry much! Now I sleep well.

  • Jean Bruno Martin
    Posted at 23:02h, 27 September

    Thanks man.

  • S J
    Posted at 07:36h, 28 November

    Only video I’ve found to explain this. I was hitting edit first, inputting new name but the discoverable name stayed the same 👍

  • arslan raza
    Posted at 03:17h, 17 January

    Thank you man 🙂

  • Aswan Harris
    Posted at 01:19h, 14 November

    Simple and straight to the point. Thanks!

  • D'Nise Reese
    Posted at 04:11h, 16 March

    Hi, I'm trying to make it easy to use files on both my imac and macbook, but both have different names? Especially, my passport that connected to my imac. I can see it on my macbook, but I can't get into it?

  • Jaiksana
    Posted at 16:54h, 07 April

    I called myself dumb after realizing easy it is to change a mac's

  • hind designe
    Posted at 10:32h, 22 May

    Please help 🙁 i don’t havé the lock !!!!! What to do 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Arman Hayre
    Posted at 19:15h, 08 October

    Thank you

  • phinds1
    Posted at 13:33h, 11 October

    Thank you so much! Just bought a used iMac 27inch and was trying to figure this out for days!