My HD doesnt show me as a user nor as a home user.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by barnetda, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. barnetda macrumors regular

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    Dallas, TX
    #1
    When i double click on my HD and click Users the only user listed is "shared".

    My Home User is not there .

    All my data is accesible but i am concerned that it may get hidden.

    When i back up to my external HD it transfers all of my data but again i cant see me as a user .

    Any ideas whats happened? Could be coincidental but my logicboard was replaced last week and i think it happened then.

    thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    See what shows up from Terminal,
    Code:
    ls -a /Users
    That's a lowercase L at the start.

    Have you made any recent changes to your account such as renaming your home folder?
     
  3. barnetda thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3

    Thanks for that.

    It comesup with DS Store : my name and Apple

    Localised Shared

    The Apple name is a empty user that the genius used a year ago. It does not have any data and i guess can be deleted.

    No recent changes but it was sent to apple for repair.
     
  4. barnetda thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    My home "identity" is showing under places on the left hand side when i double click my hard drive. Along with desktop , applications erc.

    Really weird.
     

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