Changed Home Folder Name... Lost Everything? Help.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Capt Underpants, May 27, 2009.

  1. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    One of my friends just called me, saying he changed the name of his home folder, and after a restart, everything is gone.

    I've never done this, and I don't know what to do to fix it. Quick googling has come up with nothing useful.

    He's got an album that he just recorded, which isn't backed up, and so he's pretty distraught.

    What should I tell him?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Has he looked in /Users ?

    What's there?

    The folder as it was called, or the folder as it was renamed?

    Needless to say, you can't just change key folder names like this.
     
  3. iShater macrumors 604

    iShater

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    Change it back? I assume he should be able to still access that folder if he didn't delete it.

    Not sure if a new homefolder gets auto created when the system doesn't find it.
     
  4. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    He called Apple support and got it figured out.

    Thanks for the quick responses. I appreciate it.
     
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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