what happened?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by public enemy, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. public enemy macrumors regular

    public enemy

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    been on my ibook, everything has been tip top, but all the sudden when i open for example- itunes, its a prompt like the first time i open it, having to re-set it up, my library is empty, there are NO songs! but when i go under my music folder, everything is there!? i opened firefox, my bookmarks, settings gone- again like the first time i used it. it like my computer is brand new, but when i search i find my pics, files, music etc. and even when i try to set a new wallaper from my pics, it doesnt show up????? but the pictures are in mu pic folder...... so confused here. any suggestions/help?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Are you logged in under the right account? I wouldn't know how you might have done that accidently, but you might want to check your Users system preference to make sure you are under your account.
    It seems somehow your preferences were changed/erased. Does anyone else use your computer?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  4. public enemy thread starter macrumors regular

    public enemy

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    i did log out and back in. nothing. it is like im under another account, every thing in the dock is what i have put there, but every thing else you got to search for. dont get it?
     
  5. public enemy thread starter macrumors regular

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    ran permissions also- no change. so when i log out, it then comes up with my name and a password, i type everything in, and i get a ibook like the day i got it, but upon search under the hd, all my stuff is there. how do i change to abother account?? or should i say mine!
     
  6. public enemy thread starter macrumors regular

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    if i go under my macintosh hd, and select users, i can find all my folders- music, pictures, library, public, desktop etc. and i know that they are my usual ones (i customized all my icons), so how do i go back to that account?? again, logging in and out still leaves me at this just fresh/brand new screen that hasnt been customized-boring!
     
  7. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    By any chance did you change your name on your home folder? i.e user name?

    What you describe usually happens when someone does attempt to change the user name.
     
  8. public enemy thread starter macrumors regular

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    i did change the name in the home folder- it that what caused this? how do i go back? cause i tried changing the name back, but it told me it already exisited.
     
  9. public enemy thread starter macrumors regular

    public enemy

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    follow up....

    it was what was thought, and was changed very easily-

    To correct a home folder whose name has been changed:

    1. Locate the User's folder on your hard disk and open it.

    2. Select the home folder with the original short user name and the home icon. This folder usually contains a Desktop folder and a Library folder. Add "_new" to the end of the name so that you can distinguish it later.

    3. Select the regular folder that has the name you used when you changed your original home folder. This folder should contain items you would expect to find in your original home folder, such as your Pictures folder, Documents folder, and so on. Change the name of this folder back to the original short user name.

    4. Log out, then log in again and verify that items are back where they belong.


    so if this helps anyone, please use.
     

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