Issues with root user account

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

  1. WillTW macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    You didn't use this article as a guide then. Follow this one to restore your data.
     

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