Sorry to bring this up again after it was recently covered, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=354078&highlight=deleted+var but, I deleted my var alias while cleaning up my harddrive before a complete backup. I was about to run OnyX but was unable to because my password no longer worked. I restarted and was forced to create a new account. Help! Because I do backup I have a month old copy of everything, including that var. I want to know which is the best route to take to try and restore my old user account. Do I follow the previous thread? Does someone else have a different idea? Is it better to somehow move all my files over to this newly created account? On a side note: When I tried to bootup using my external USB drive it went into a darwin like mode then froze, then I restarted only to find I can't use it to bootup. This has worked perviously in times of need.