Desktop icons positions and mouse button assignments reset after log out....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spinnerlys, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen

    I have made a fresh install of my newly bought MacBook Pro, as to get rid of all the stuff I don't want to have anymore.

    I used Disk Utility to make two partitions on the HDD, one for the system and one for the user.

    I already made some changes to the user, like install iStat and whatever I need, before I used the advanced settings in the Accounts Preferences to change the Home Directory to the other partition.


    I then had to use the root user to copy the already existing settings and folder from the smaller partition to the bigger with my new Home Directory on it.

    I still have to sometimes change the Permissions of some folders, so I can write into them without having to type my password.

    And additionally to that the position of my desktop icons get reset after logging out and logging in, and the buttons of my mouse get also reset (Exposé and Spaces).

    Is there any way I can remedy that somehow?

    Sorry, if it's a little bit confusing. I'm quite tired with my thoughts, and can't concentrate right now.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    When you copied the files over to the new partition did you use Finder, or Terminal? There are several hidden files (filename beginning with a dot) that need to be moved too, many being preference files. Maybe some of the hidden files did not get moved over properly.

    Also, have you repaired permissions since moving the files to the other partition?
  3. spinnerlys thread starter Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I used Finder, and a lot of hidden files, especially the .DS_Store ones have been copied with.

    Also I have now repaired the Mac OS partition, but I'm unable to Repair/Verify Permissions on my user partition, even with another user.

    Strange. I will try it with root again.

    If all fails, I will just do a fresh install again.

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