I've never quite screwed anything up this bad before. For now, let's try not to concentrate on WHY I did these things... just that they're already done... and I severely regret them. This is my work computer, which also holds many personal files. I am running 10.4.11 on a G5 PowerPC There was only ever one user account on the machine. I went to change the short name using Netinfo Manager. I changed the "name" and "home" to reflect the changes I wanted. For the sake of this example, let's say the original name was "WORK" and I changed it to "Coz". So, "home" is now labeled as "/Users/Coz" This of course wiped out the profile I've been using all along, created what appears to be a new Home account by the name of "Coz" and no other user can be selected at startup. In Preferences/Accounts, there's only this one -- and it's a Standard User. I have no admin rights because there appears to not be an admin password/name anymore. But... I can see my old files and everything still exist in the directory "/Users/WORK" -- yay. they're where they're supposed to be. I just need to get WORK to be considered the home account again and make sure it's got admin rights. But that's hard to do when no one has admin rights at the moment. Puhleez. Help.