Renamed "Home" Folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tacoX, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. tacoX macrumors newbie

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    I'm very... very new to macs. I renamed my "home" folder (with my computer name on it) to something new. When I restarted the computer, literally all my settings for all my programs were removed.

    I copied the various folders back in - but i'm wondering - did I damage or corrupt my Mac by doing that? Should I reformat?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Here is the proper way to recover from doing that.

    As long as your computer seems to be behaving properly now, you should be okay.
     
  3. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Hahaha, I actually did the same thing once (I'm sure many of us have). :p If I recall correctly, I simply renamed the folder to its original name and all was fixed.
     
  4. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    omg! i did this when i first got my mac! i was sooooooooo pissssed off and disapointed! i reformated after it cause nothing was the same. i wish i asked you guys before hand. naming it back to its original name... i wish i thought of that
     

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