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How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

Posted July 9, 2009 at 11:30pm by iClarified · 241914 views
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These are instructions on how to change your Mac OS X Leopard User Name and Password.

Step One
Click to select System Preferences.. from the Apple Menu at the top left of the screen.
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

Step Two
Click to select Accounts from the System Preferences menu.
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

Step Three
Click the lock icon at the bottom left of the Accounts screen.
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

Step Four
When asked, input your Administrator User Name and Password and click OK.
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

Step Five
You can now select a User Account from the left hand side of the Accounts screen and change the User Name.
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

Step Six
If you would like to change your password you can click the Change Password... button.
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

Step Seven
Input your old password in the Old Password field then input a new password in the New Password field. Enter the new password again in the Verify field then click the Change Password button.

NOTE*: If you like you can enter a password hint in the Password Hint field; however, this is not required.
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password

Step Eight
Mac OS X will notify you that the password for your "login" keychain will be changed to your new password. Click the OK button to complete your password change.
How to Change Your Mac OS X User Name and Password
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Denise
Denise - January 20, 2013 at 2:09am
gostaria de saber quando nao se sabe a senha antiga como mudar para uma senha nova do administrador
Goodluvk
Goodluvk - July 10, 2009 at 10:24am
These instructions will not work if you do that it will wipe your old data and mess with computer name on the network good luck better off creating a new user always rather chaing name because it will mess with permissions too
aaron
aaron - July 10, 2009 at 1:10am
wow thats newbishly random. if you dont know how to change your un or pw, why even own a mac!
iClarified
iClarified - July 10, 2009 at 9:41am
Its a lead in to more complicated tutorial coming later today...
aaron
aaron - July 10, 2009 at 12:38pm
AH! makes perfect sense, so im one of those guys who walks into a surprise party and ruins it for the person it is really meant for. God I hate being hat guy! Cant wait to see what else iC has in store!!!
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