Renamed "Home" Folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tacoX, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. tacoX macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2006
    I'm very... very new to macs. I renamed my "home" folder (with my computer name on it) to something new. When I restarted the computer, literally all my settings for all my programs were removed.

    I copied the various folders back in - but i'm wondering - did I damage or corrupt my Mac by doing that? Should I reformat?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Here is the proper way to recover from doing that.

    As long as your computer seems to be behaving properly now, you should be okay.
  3. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    Hahaha, I actually did the same thing once (I'm sure many of us have). :p If I recall correctly, I simply renamed the folder to its original name and all was fixed.
  4. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2006
    omg! i did this when i first got my mac! i was sooooooooo pissssed off and disapointed! i reformated after it cause nothing was the same. i wish i asked you guys before hand. naming it back to its original name... i wish i thought of that

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