Can anyone help me? I am an Imac moron

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Pete7784, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Pete7784 macrumors newbie

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    Ok here is my problem. This morning I changed my login username. In order to do that it asked that I change my password so I did that. I then logged out. After I logged in with the new password everything from my old login name was wiped out. No emails, no nothing. All my songs on itunes are gone, all my bookmarks etc... I figured I created another account. I searched for my original account but cant find anything.

    Does anyone know what in the world I did and how to get back to my original login administration account?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. wfoster macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    Hi,

    Sorry to hear it. Go to your System Preferences then go to User Accounts. Check if your account is still there.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I have a feeling that you may have renamed your home folder, check this out to see if you can recover it. Hope it helps.
     
  4. Pete7784 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found an alias library in the network section. It gives me three options. It says the alias library could not be opened because the original item cannot be found.

    The 3 options are delete alias, fix alias or ok.

    I'm lost. LOL
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Click on your Hard Drive icon, open the Users folder.

    Inside the Users folder you should see a folder for each user account. See if your songs and stuff are still inside one of those folders.
     
  6. Pete7784 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In my users folder I have a deleted folder which has nothing in it a shared folder and a house with my original username but when I click on the house it is not my original file.
     
  7. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

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    Three words;

    Time

    Machine

    Restore
     
  8. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    I had a similar problem with a customer. OP, go to spotlight and see if you locate a file from your old account - there's a good chance that you will see it and be able to open it.
     
  9. Pete7784 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I did not see any old files whatsoever in spotlight.
     

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