El Capitan

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GingerUK, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. GingerUK, Oct 25, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2015

    GingerUK macrumors newbie

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    Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong place but if a mod can move it I'd be grateful!

    I have just downloaded and installed El Capitan (from Yosemite) on my MacBook Air 13" ... great except I can now not access my old login or any of the files I KNOW are still sitting here on my hard drive. When I start up I get the usual little pic of me and I login with my usual password. After a few secs I get the normal me and guest logins but now I have to sign in with my apple id and find a lovely El Capitan background and nice clean desktop and NOTHING in finder.

    I assume I've screwed up with iCloud in some way.... what's happened? How can I get back to my files? I know they are there still... I'm confused!

    Any ideas appreciated

    GingerUK
     
  2. KiwiAdventure macrumors 6502a

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    You may have login as a new user not you original user. Logout and try again
     
  3. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    The first logon is filevault. Which need your password to decrypt your storage.

    Then it seems like you created a new user, instead of logging into your existing account. Try checking user accounts in system preferences.
     
  4. GingerUK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I never did get to the bottom of this, the more I tried the worse things got. I have had to do afresh install on a clean drive but now El Capitan is running great and my laptop is like new. Thank God for the cloud, all my pics were saved :)

    Thanks for trying to help

    GingerUK
     
  5. jnat macrumors newbie

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  6. GingerUK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Arghhh thanks for pointing that out... should be MacBook Air!!!!
     

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