HELP: Messed up Mac after disabling Filevault

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jethryn Freyman, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Location:
    Australia
    #1
    I disabled Filevault today so I could switch to full disk encryption.

    After disabling FV and logging back into my account, some things were very messed up:

    -All my music was missing from iTunes. Preferences were still there.
    -All my Firefox settings/prefs/addons are gone.

    If figured that this is my problem:
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    It looks like a new account has been created for me. I get this window if I select Go > Home. My original home folder is intact. My original "Desktop" folder seems to now be just another folder, while the Desktop folder in .de2858 is my new actual desktop folder.

    I have a backup, but I'd rather understand what has gone wrong so I can safely disable Filevault next time.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    #2
    It sounds like the process failed to perform the final step of updating your home folder to its proper location. If a restart doesn't fix your problem, you may find the following directions to be of use:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

    Rather than enabling the root user and moving home folders around, you can just create a new user account using that short name as in steps 5-9.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Location:
    Australia
    #3
    Fixed it myself, all I had to do was remove the new home folder. Everything seems magically fixed now. I'm surprised it was so easy.

    I used the sudo rm -rv command from the terminal.

    Thanks anyway.
     

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