Changed Admin short name, everythings gone.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Transmissions, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Transmissions macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I changed the short name of my Admin name here:
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    And after that, everything was gone. I tried to change it back, but my data still is missing. Is there anyway I can get it back?
    Thanks.
     
  2. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I could of sworn the short name could not be changed once implemented.
     
  3. Transmissions thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe its the directory name, I'm not sure, but in the picture, I clicked on the house and it let me change it.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    This article for fixing your problem, this one for what it takes to change it without trouble (as you may guess from there, it's easier to simply create a new user and copy your files over).

    It can since Panther.
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Yep, never change your user name, or else you'll be screwed over. Most system files that come with your computer, as in the ones you didn't install with other program, should never be modified.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the files would still be on the computer wouldnt they?? they couldnthave been deleted. theyd just be moved or invisible or something
     

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