I can't access my home area any longer. It's there but when logging in with my usual username/password I just get a default OSX user setting with the desktop wallpaper/dock icons etc. This is on a Mac Pro running OSX 10.6.8 with multiple internal hard drives where my home area is on a separate drive ("Data") from the boot drive/Admin home area ("MacOSX"). I unfortunately unmounted the "Data" hard drive in order to locate another, unrelated issue (more about this below), logged out, then in again. This is when I got the default wallpaper and dock icons. Using Disk utility I managed to mount the "Data" drive again, then tried to log out and log in again hoping that my home area would reappear. No suck luck. I already checked the path (in System Preferences-Accounts, then right clicking on my account's name to access "Advanced options") and it all looked fine. So, using Disk Utility once again I tried checking the "Data" drive which checked out fine. Finally I noticed something strange: Although the drive's name is the same as it always has been ("Data") its mount point is show as /Volumes/Data 1 I'm not quite sure what a mount point is but I believe OSX somehow thinks my home area is somewhere else now and is directing to that new place. Furthermore, if I go to the Finder's Go-Go to folder menu, then enter /Volumes/ I get the following list of drives) my comments in parenthesis): Filecache (drive icon with alias arrow) Backup2 (drive icon with alias arrow) Data (plain folder icon) Data 1 (drive icon with alias arrow) Ext2_bak (locked folder icon) MacOSX (drive icon with alias arrow) TM_backup (drive icon with alias arrow) (The reason I unmounted my drives (other than MacOSX) in the first place was because of "Ext2_bak" showing up (it's an external drive which isn't connected and I no longer have a drive by that name. It's likely that I've used that name in the past with an external drive, then renamed it, but I don't see why it should be there in any case which is why I started to troubleshoot and see if it was somehow attached to another one of my mounted drives -so I unmounted them one by one to see if that changed anything). Anyway, my actual home area is the volume now named "Data 1" and has a generic blue folder icon. I know that I can seriously mess things up by playing with the advanced settings in the accounts System preference pane, so I thought I'd ask what to do here before causing any more trouble. Thanks.