Help please user directory cannot be seen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rhodesy, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Rhodesy macrumors newbie

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    hi all

    i have upgraded my hard disk and restored from time machine back up!! the only issue is when i go to my mac hard disk the user directory cannot be seen??

    although if i search for it in finder using /User it finds it!!

    my question is how can i get the user folder to appear when i go to mac hard driver again?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #2
    What do you see in Macintosh HD? There should be Users folder
     
  3. Rhodesy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i see applications / library / system / user guide information / private


    no user???? but all my files and and other account info is there


    also whats weird is if i go to finder and search for folder user it finds it
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #4
    Right-click the user folder and select "Show Information" and the see "Location" or whatever it is.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    When you search for it and find it, what is shown in the Path Bar (Finder > Menu > View > Show/Hide Path Bar)? What happens if you use Command+UpArrow to jump to the parent folder, and do it again until you reach Macintosh HD?
     
  6. Rhodesy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when i right click and get info it says / and thats it

    cant see no directory

    and when i go to finder and click go to folder and type /User it jumps straight into the folder and shows me my home folder!!!

    is there another way i could search for the folder to get the info u need?
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    / means it's located in Macintosh HD, that's where my users folder is located as well.
     
  8. Rhodesy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i know that but when i go to the Macintosh HD its not there to see as usual! i think im gonna have to fresh load!! never seen this before
     
  9. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You can trying running Repair Permissions from Disk Utility.

    Something else to help with troubleshooting. From Terminal, type in,
    Code:
    ls -la /
    (those are 2 lowercase L)

    This will show if the Users folder's attributes got wonky. Just copy/paste the results in a post.
     
  10. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Try this. Open Terminal (in Utilities) and enter

    Code:
    sudo chflags nohidden /Users
     
  11. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    You can try booting of the OS X dvd, run reset password utility. It will also give you the option to reset the permissions / ACLS on a home folder.
     

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