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    I have a question. I want to change my username. I am the admin at my site. If I go into admin CP and change my username will it hurt anything? Like mess up my admin settings?
    I dont want to break anything if i do it.

    And i wasnt sure if I had to change anything on the things I uploaded by ftp for my vbulletin.

  • #2
    No you won't hurt anything and it can easily be changed by the method you described.
    The username is always tied to a specific id, example User: yourusername (id: 19)

    If you get this error during the change:
    vBulletin Message

    Sorry, this user is protected from being altered in the config.php file by the $config['SpecialUsers']['undeletableusers'] variable.
    Then check the config.php file. This contains a line for "Undeleteable/Unalterable Users". If the account id you're trying to change is listed there, then you'd need to temporarily change it (delete that id from the line) - remembering to replace it AFTER the username edit.


    • #3
      TY so much


      • #4
        imo it is very poor policy to use the superadmin account as your everyday login.
        i recommend leaving that account as is and setting up a separate user account with limited admin powers.
        Into the Void


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