Mistakenly changed library name - Applications open as if newly installed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ultrav1olet, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Ultrav1olet macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I wrongly changed my library name from alexgarden to alex. I had a document folder right under my library that I was suppose to change to alex. Now, Firefox , thunderbird and other applications open as newly installed items. I have around 5000 and many important documents that I stupidly didn't back up and can not access now.

    When it first happened, I restarted OS X but that changed nothing. The library folder went back to it original name but still all applications show as new.

    Any help is much appreciated!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #2
    Your Library folder or your user home directory?
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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  4. Ultrav1olet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I meant my user home directory (in the Mac HD folder sidebar). I clicked on get info and typed in Alex.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You should have the solution in post #3. Just a reminder, don't rename your user home directory.
     
  6. Ultrav1olet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much!

    Eidorian and TheAnswer. Gentlemen, thank you for your help! it's back working like a charm.


    I Love Apple (using it since 2006) and I am big fan of Douglas Adams, and here I get a reply from the user "TheAnswer" himself.


    Thank you very much gentlemen!
     

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