Help!!! (changed my user home folder)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 10th Wonder, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. 10th Wonder macrumors regular

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    #1
    I changed my user home folder to another name and i sorta lost everything but not really. Now i have question marks all over my dock but I still have all the apps in other user folder still and the library preferences. How do i revert everything back to normal since I lost all my bookmarks and all?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    #2
    Search the forums. This question is asked nearly every week.
     
  3. 10th Wonder thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am sorry for asking something so frequently but I sorta understand how to do it. But I am scared to do what it tells me to fix this problem now.. lol


    1.In the Finder, go to the /Users folder.
    2.Locate the new home directory, which bears the users' short name.
    3.Add "_new" to the new home directory's name.
    4.Rename the old home directory to the user's correct short name.
    5.Log out and back in with the affected user account.
     
  4. mikelong622 macrumors 6502

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    #5
    They should probably just create a sticky at the top of the Mac OSX thread for this. I can't say I haven't asked it once.
     

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