Where the hell did all my settings go?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kimi, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Kimi macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2005
    Newcastle, England/ Stirling Scotland
    Everything had just set it's self as default on my iMac! Why? There was a box saying that there was an error and it need to fix it. It did that, logged me off. I log back in and everything is all defalt again. Everything is gone from my Library folder (I'm guessing that's where the settings are kept). The folder on the side bar of the finder now donot hace icons, just pics of a generic folder.

    Any know how I can fix this? I think I found all the other files from the Library, just don't know where to go from there.

    It's a bugger as I've just got done messing about getting tings how I like them... Please help...
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Open the Harddrive, go into the Users folder, is there more folders in there than Users. Because there might have been an error, and the OS assigned you a new name and you signed in under that name, making it a fresh start and default. While your stuff is under a old name and you are under the new one. What you can do is copy all your old settings from the old name to the new. I believe apple has some info on their website about this particular problem.
  3. ldenman macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2005
  4. Lau Guest

    Oddly, the same thing happened to my friend's iMac yesterday morning. Maybe they're set to self destruct now the Intel iMacs are out....</conspiracy theory> ;)
  5. ldenman macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2005
    every program that required a serial to run, has now been like reset and I have to put my serials back in or reinstall the software.
    I'm considering reformatting.

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