Issues with root user account

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WillTW, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. WillTW macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2011
    Hi, MacRumors n00b here, first thread and all.

    Anyway, I wanted to change my 'short name' on my iMac and to do this I needed to (I think) enable the root user. I logged into the root user and when finished I logged back into my main account, only to find that everything had been reset, including the dock, wallpaper, iTunes, Aperture etc. I do have all my applications, but I've lost all my files and I haven't backed up... Is there something I can do to recover my old user preferences? Thanks in advance.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    You didn't use this article as a guide then. Follow this one to restore your data.

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