Changed the name, everything erased!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lpsninja, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. lpsninja macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2006
    I changed my name by the house icon, and everything erased, anyway to get all that stuff back??
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2005
    New Jersey
    Ahhh, yea you are not really supposed to do that. I causes a LOT of problems as far as that goes. I'm very surprised that OS X allows you do do such a damaging this so freely. Anyway, to fix it, you should just be able to change the Home folder's name back to the original name. Post back and tell us if this works. If it doesn't, I have another idea.
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Just to make it clear, your files are not missing or gone, they are simply not accessible to you as things are currently defined.
  4. cycocelica macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    did the same thing a week ago. Of course I didnt mean to but it happened. It sucked as I lost half of my music and all of my documents. Thank god I did not need them. But yeah, Apple should really not allow people to do that.
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
  6. lpsninja thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2006
  7. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Has anyone started making a Guide for how to fix this? It seems to happen often enough to warrant one. I would do it myself but I have never made a guide and don't have much time to do the proper research.

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