- Nov 1, 2013
Ok, I have had the same user for a while now, and have re-installed the OS, and had issues, just slowness in general. Finally, I created a new user, and moved all my files manually over to the new account (copy/paste) as per the general instructions. However some files didn't play so nice, so with terminal, I changed the owner (chown) and moved the files. That seemed to work fine. Brought me back my Linux days. Any rate, I got a thinking, it seems that I could have accomplished the same thing by just nuking my Library folder. Ok, nuking could be a little harsh, perhaps just moving it to a new location, rebooting. Would it create a new Library folder? I'm specifically talking about my users Library folder located in /Users/username/Library Would that have done the same thing as moving all my files to a new user? Seems as that would be a much faster solution. Just wondering and had to ask for future reference.