Duplicating Account Settings

Discussion in 'Apple' started by JohnRice, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. JohnRice

    JohnRice Lead Actor

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    The Mac I use at work was originally configured by someone else, who used their name for the initial account. Without thinking, I just continued using that account. I am the only person who uses this computer, and it annoys me that it shows up as someone else's on the network. Now I learn you can't really change the account name once it's been created, at least you can't with 10.4.11. Yes, you can technically change the name, but not the short name which seems to be what the network looks at.

    So, I want to create a new account with my name, but I don't want to go through the hassle of reconfiguring everything. I don't save files or anything else to my account folder or desktop, so is there an easy way to just duplicate all the configurations to the new account, like copying all the contents of the home (user) folder?

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