How to get rid of duplicated user/home folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by johncogan, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. johncogan macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011

    We had a power cut a few days ago which seems to have caused a few problems (Loss of data etc) and I restored my user folder from time machine.

    For some reason though it seems to have duplicated my user/home folder within one directory that is under the main user folder.

    See screen shot at:

    /Users/johncogan/sites/johncogan that shouldn't be there

    Problem is the Mac seems to think everything I save should go into this and it is causing me end of problems.

    Tried to move this to trash but tyhe mac tells me I cant cause it needs it.

    Is there any way please that I could solve this?

  2. ArchiMark macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Think you need to change permissions on that directory in order to trash it....

    Try selecting the directory (folder..) you want to delete and doing 'Get Info' on bottom of window that pops up you'll see permissions status for it...change as needed, then try deleting folder...

    If you can't do it that way, probably can do it using Terminal and 'chmod' command on the folder....or possibly 'chown' to change ownership of folder...
    Not a Unix expert, so, you'd need to look up the right commands...

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