How to overwrite users files (panther)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PickledSquirrel, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. PickledSquirrel macrumors regular

    PickledSquirrel

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    #1
    Hi everyone. I just did a clean install on my iMac G4. I first backed up my users files onto my iBook with superduper (sparseimage) and now I wan't them back and running. The OS won't allow me to simply drag, drop and overwrite the new user that was created in the clean install. It starts replacing files but after a short while it comes up with "there already is a library/cache/preferences etc."

    I really have no idea how this is supposed to be done, so I'm just messing around with stuff:D

    Any guidiance and help greatly appreciated,

    -Squirrel
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    What you need to do is drag and drop all the folders that are INSIDE the user folder, not just the user folder. See pic for which files you should drag and drop into your user folder, otherwise it doesn't work. You should be signed in as that user also, and you should reboot after doing it.
     

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  3. PickledSquirrel thread starter macrumors regular

    PickledSquirrel

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    Tried that, but it still wouldn't work with library... so I just ended up transferring the backed up library, renaming it oldlibrary, and now i just pull out preferences as I go along.

    Thanx for the advice though:)

    -Squirrel
     

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