Quick Tip: Rename Your Mac

By Dan Hinckley

11 responses. »

Every now and then when setting up a new Apple Computer the name given to the computer that is viewed over the network and for the computer itself isn’t exactly the way we’d like it to be. Fortunately, changing your computers name is quick and easy.

To change the name of your Computer on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard:

  1. Open System Preferences
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  3. Select Sharing under Internet & Network
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  5. Under Computer Name: Change the name to what ever you’d like to call your Mac
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Your computer should now appear as you’ve named it on your home network and when displayed internally on your computer.

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11 Responses so far.

  1. Rick

    January 7, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Does this impact Time Capsule and the ability to restore?

  2. Dan

    January 7, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    I've renamed the mac and had no impact with Time Machine. I have not tried it with Time Capsule but imagine it wouldn't cause a problem.

    Your computer should be connecting to Time Capsule and not the other way around.

  3. casper

    September 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    How to rename files please ?

  4. c-man

    November 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    thanks you helped me alot!!!!

  5. iceman

    May 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Great, thanks!

  6. Henry

    November 8, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Hello does it affect any options in the computer if i change the computer name?

  7. Kayaz

    December 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks I can change my macbook name.

  8. James

    July 15, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Thanks worked beautifully

  9. Kriss

    October 11, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Thanks!

  10. Kaitlyn

    March 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    That was perfect.

  11. hossam

    April 4, 2013 at 11:12 am

    please i want flash player for mac power pc

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