My Settings!

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  1. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    I've lost all of my settings in literally every application.

    Its like my MacBook reset itself. I still have all my information, but I did loose a couple programs (via System Preference pane).

    What happened? Everything just went bogus. I feel like doing a clean install of the OS. But, the only thing that is stopping me is not having a mouse.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Did you by any chance change the name of your home folder, that is the name next to the house icon on the left hand side of finder?
     
  3. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.


    I just restarted thinking that might change everything back. Nothing happened.

    I just saw that I lost all my documents as well as widgets.

    I just right clicked and renamed it. Thought that wouldn't do anything. :(
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  5. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay. I am now missing all my Firefox settings and such.


    Is there a way to change profiles in Firefox? I know you can do it on Windows...

    And, can I delete that new user that I accidentally made?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Did you look at the link I sent you? That instructs you as to how to put everything back the way it was.
     
  8. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got it.

    I changed profiles earlier. My bad.


    Thank you VERY much swift. Saved me from a heart attack!
     
  9. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sure thing. Make sure you've got everything you need from it though.
     
  11. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I do.

    And, I'm having a problem with Bluetooth now. It seems like I can't turn it off.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have any devices connected? Have you restarted? :)
     
  13. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Negitive for both.

    I'll do that. If there are any problems, I'll reply.
     
  14. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now, I have another problem.

    My Finger dock icon is stuck on my desktop. I'm having a bad day. Please help. Its like I can't grab it or anything.
    I'm currently going to bed, so I will read this post first thing tomorrow.

    Thanks.
     

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  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    torrents=problem
     
  16. brkirch macrumors regular

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    It looks like the dock just needs to be reset, use Activity Monitor (located in Applications > Utilities) to quit it. It should automatically relaunch without the stuck Finder icon.
     
  17. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet. It worked.

    Thanks.
     

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