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ChangeShortName is an easy-to-use utility that does the dirty work involved in changing the short name of a user's account in Mac OS X (versions 10.4.x and 10.3.x). It can also repair some problems that occur when a user has attempted to change their short username manually and done so incorrectly. For safety, it backs up the NetInfo database beforehand.

Changing your short username is a serious procedure, but ChangeShortName makes doing so easier and safer.

ChangeShortName is "donationware" by James Bucanek and Dan Frakes. Be sure to read the included documentation before using it.

What's New in ChangeShortName

Version 1.3:
  • Complete rewrite of the ChangeShortName Helper application, which has been renamed ChangeShortName (i.e., without the "Helper"). The new version is a Cocoa application with a new interface that's easier to use and provides more-and more useful-information and feedback. The downside of this rewrite is that the ChangeShortName application is no longer compatible with Mac OS X 10.2.x;

Requirements for ChangeShortName

Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or earlier. (Can be used with Mac OS X 10.2 using the included Terminal script.) NOTE: The current version, 1.3, is NOT compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard); an update will be released.

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4.4 7
Current Version (1.x)
Downloads 58,556
Version Downloads 44,491
License Shareware
Date 26 May 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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