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Under System Preferences > Users & Groups, I have a user profile set as the Admin.

My Full Name and Apple ID are shown correctly. However, when I click on the "Open" button next to "Contacts Card", it thinks that this user profile is associated to the contact card of another member of the family. How do I change that to my own Contact Card?

The consequences of this wrong profile is that whenever I install a new software and I get asked for my name, it keeps putting the name of the family member by default. I also had to go back into my Mail, Contacts & Calendars settings where the full name field was filled out with the family member's name although the accounts were set up correctly.

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Actually, I figured it out! I logged onto iCloud.com, clicked on Contacts and there was an option to change the "me" profile to my actual contact card. –  Dana Sep 9 '12 at 16:10
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You don't need iCloud.com to do this. Open the Contacts application, select your card entry, click on the Card menu, choose "Make this My Card"

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I know this thread is a bit old, but I've run into a similar issue and this thread is showing high on the search results both here and through Google.

We recently switched to Family Sharing, and the problem was on one of the devices that recently transitioned to a new AppleID. Regardless of the setting for "My Card" on the device, apps still pulled info from the "My Card" of the original shared AppleID.

We could not get the "My Card" setting to stick across the board. The contacts app would show the correct "My Card", but apps would pull data from another card. Also, from time to time, the "My Card" setting in Contacts would switch back to the original card. We had to use the iCloud.Com web interface to make the "My Card" setting stick across the board.

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