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How to Change Username on Mac

How to Change Username on Mac

You can only change username after changing the name of home folder

Steps:

Step 1. If have another administrator account, log out of the account you want to change the name for. If you do not have another administrator account, follow these steps:
a. Menu(Apple symbol) → System preferences Users & Groups

HOW TO CHANGE USER NAME ON MACb. Click on lock button and unlock
c. Click on + sign and choose administrator and give name

HOW TO CHANGE USER NAME ON MAC

HOW TO CHANGE USER NAME ON MAC
d. Logout of current account and into another account

Step 2. After logging into account2 (admin account 2), go to Users folder
To go to folder : Command(⌘) + Spacebar → type Users → go to folder

HOW TO CHANGE USER NAME ON MAC

Step 3. Rename the home folder (the folder you want to change) without spaces
Allow change by entering password

HOW TO CHANGE USER NAME ON MAC

Step 4. Go to apple → System preferences → Users & groups (as before)

Step 5. Command(⌘) + click on the account you want to rename → Advanced options

HOW TO CHANGE USER NAME ON MAC

Step 6. Change account name without spaces
Change same name in home directory

HOW TO CHANGE USER NAME ON MAC

Step 7. Change full name if wanted

Step 8. Click OK

Step 9. Restart Mac

Step 10.Login and verify if changes are done safely