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In the top right hand corner, near where the Notifications sit used to be the name of the account I was using on this computer. I CMD+clicked it as you can use this to re-arrange the bar. I dragged it off the bar by mistake and it's disappeared. How can I restore this please?

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  • Open System Preferences / Users & Groups

  • click lock to make changes

  • click Login Options

  • Check "Show fast user switching menu as ..." (in Mountain Lion)

Account name should now appear on the menubar again.

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Open a Finder window, click Go -> Go to Folder and go to the following folder:

/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras

There you should see the file User.menu, double click it and if all is correct you should have your account name back in the menu bar.

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