Having a random reset (Not random shutdown) problem with Macbook..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Coldhardmac, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Coldhardmac macrumors newbie

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    Hey there all,

    So I'm just sitting there, editing photos and such, and then all of the sudden all my photo's dissapear. I try to log into iChat, but it says "Welcome to iChat.." etc, and its acting like the very first time I ever opened it. I tried opening iTunes and similar applications, and the same thing happened. However, all my documents are still intact. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Did you rename or move your Home folder? Do you have plenty of free space on the hard drive? :)
     
  3. Coldhardmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DOH!...Yeah, I definitely renamed my home folder..Is there any way I can get all of the stuff back?
     
  4. JPC macrumors newbie

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    Just Spotlight it, if you havent deleted it then it will still be there buddy. Be careful when u reset certain names in folders. If you rename then it chages filepath name
     
  5. Coldhardmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So even if I re-named the home folder, the original should still be there? Hmmm..Searching.
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    yeah, rename the home folder and the next time you reboot, login your Mac recreates the original home folder name empty. Your stuff should be in the old user name folder. Be careful, changing user names is something I don't recommend and can mess up the permissions of all your docs.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The easiest way to change your Home folder back to its original name is probably via another user account. So, set up a new account (in the Accounts pane of System Preferences), log into it and rename your old user's Home folder. Good luck. :)
     

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