Hey MacRumors, maybe you can help me out. My macbook pro flipped out on me. Wouldn't boot up, took me straight to utilities. Took it to the Apple store and they determined there was an issue with the software (not the hardware) and that I just needed to wipe the drive and reinstall OS X. Which is all well and good but I (of course) haven't backed my files up in ages. The guy at the Apple store told me I could hook up my external hard drive and run the OS on it, and then try and salvage my files. Problem is... I'm having some issues locating said files. Not sure if I missed a step, but the OS is running on my external hard drive right now, but it just looks like a new computer. Any ideas? I'd love to not lose all my work files, so I'm hoping someone here has some advice. Google searching has gotten me some advice, but of a lot of it is technically over my head or is for people with fried hard drives, which is not my issue.