I recently upgraded to Yosemite and following that upgraded to an SSD drive. Life is good and I am happy with everything except that since the upgrades I am seeing a silly variety of names for my computer.

I renamed it to The Shire and now it shows up as The Shire(2) or The Shire(3). No matter how many times I change it back in Preferences > Sharing, it keeps adding all those extra numbers. There are times when I see four or five different iterations of my system - see attached image.

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To add insult to injury, the old name of my system, the generic MacBook Pro (5) also shows in the list.

From what I have read this may have something to do with Bonjour, but I have not see any solutions out there for restoring order and correct names to list.

Sage advice is welcome.

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I solved this annoying bug by unchecking 'Back to my Mac' and 'Find my Mac' in System Preferences/iCloud.

  • Alas doesn't work for me.
    – forrest
    Commented Nov 7, 2014 at 18:33
  • I believe this is a Yosemite bug. Hopefully, it will get fixed in the 10.10.1 or 2 release.
    – ICL1901
    Commented Nov 8, 2014 at 3:21

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