Cant find anything (help!) - I'm stupid.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MyLeftNut, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. MyLeftNut macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello all,

    I did something I dont think I should have done. I attempted to rename the username of the home folder through Finder and now everything has gone missing. Stupid thing to do...now I cant find anything and all the settings and prefs are wrong. Basically, I dont know how to fix it...can anyone help?

    Dont worry. Its fixed. Can this post be deleted by the mods please? Sorry.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Glad to hear it.

    Just for future reference, how'd you fix it?
     
  3. efoto macrumors 68030

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    I'm not exactly sure why you would change that, but since you did and OSX freaked out...what did you do to change it back?

    I would believe it could possibly be as easy as renaming it back and making sure the apps point to the right folder...but I would be interested to hear as well.
     
  4. MyLeftNut thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Hi guys,

    Well OSX basically creates a new username folder with the incorrect name that I tried to change and attaches the Desktop folder and the library folder to it. I dont know why. I simply dragged all the folders that went missing to the user directory with my original name on it and did a restart. This worked fine...serves me right for fiddling with things...
     

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