Forum Question: Rename iMac Computer

When I used the the Migration Assistant App to move files from my MBP to my iMAC, I inadvertently gave my new iMAC the wrong name. I can live with it, but I’d really to change it for sake of accuracy. How do you, or can you, rename a iMAC?

— David

Comments: 4 Responses to “Rename iMac Computer”

    3/6/10 @ 2:01 pm

    Do you mean the name as it is represented on the network? Go to System Preferences, Sharing, and then right at the top you can change the “Computer Name.”

      1/13/11 @ 3:04 pm

      Thank you very much Gary

        Frankie Stubs
        3/4/11 @ 11:36 pm

        Thank You Very Very Much!!!!


    3/6/10 @ 8:50 pm

    I think he might be referring to the short name or home folder.

    If it’s a brand new machine that you just named incorrectly (I just did the same thing with a new mini) I just reinstalled OS X, then preformed the migration again. It takes a few extra minutes but having the incorrect name would bother me forever.

    They warn against changing it manually, but instructions are at

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