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37545 Views 95 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2009 4:29 PM by jhonny_mi
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 12:15 PM (in response to dubaidan)Sorry, to hear that.
See Default desktop/loss of Home folder:
Did you attempt to rename your home folder? If not, WhatSizemay help you find it.
Or were you using FileVault?
-mjiMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM/22" external HP display, Mac OS X (10.6), iMac G4 17" 800 MHz 768MB/ iMac 333MHz 256 MB / LaCie d2s/ APC-UPS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 9:24 PM (in response to dubaidan)I had something very similar happen. I had the guest account enabled on my MBP - I accidentally clicked on that when I went to log in. It took a few minutes to log in then after I had logged out of that account and back into mine my enter home directory had been wiped. All of doc, musics, etc gone.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8), MacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 9:57 PM (in response to tcnsdca)tcnsdca - that is exactly what happened to me also. I thought I might have accidentally clicked the Guest Account, but I'm not so sure - I think I clicked on my own account, but it acted as though my account was a guest account.
My computer name now has (2) after it.MacBookPro5,1, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 10:15 PM (in response to macjack)macjack, unfortunately WhatSize could not see my original home folder. I had not tried to rename my home folder, and I was not using FileVault.MacBookPro5,1, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 10:17 PM (in response to dubaidan)Is your old home folder on the drive in the /Users directory? Has the size of the drive changed, indicating files have been deleted?PM G5 dual 2.5GHz (10.5.8), PB G4 1GHz DVI (10.5.8), MBP 17" 2.66GHz (10.6.0), Mac OS X (10.6), Computers are....yummeh!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 10:27 PM (in response to Topher Kessler)It's not in the /Users directory, and the size of the drive has changed. It's as though SL has treated my home folder as a guest account, and deleted it.
My Home folder was not on the same partition as the system files. I think I moved it to a different partition in 10.4.
Now I have a /Users directory in the system partition, and another /Users directory in my data partition.MacBookPro5,1 2.53GHz, 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 11:12 PM (in response to dubaidan)Are you using Time Machine? If so, does it show up there?iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 11:40 PM (in response to NewYorkYogi)So I am using Time Machine - my home folder (except the exceptions) is there.
Looking through TM I found something interesting, which gives further weight to my suspicion that this is related to the guest account. A day before the crash there was no Guest account folder in the /Users directory. Just prior to the crash a Guest account folder appeared in the /Users directory on my start-up disk (not the partition my home folder is stored on). Post crash that Guest folder has disappeared again. _I have NOT used the guest account since installing SL._MacBookPro5,1 2.53GHz, 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2009 4:14 AM (in response to dubaidan)The Guest account is created by default.
Did you "check the /Users folder to see if the missing home directory is present and simply renamed"?
EDIT: Sorry, that already been answered...
I think your best bet at this point would be to reinstall Snow and only choose your Documents to Migrate + Apps, if you have any third party.
Message was edited by: macjackiMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM/22" external HP display, Mac OS X (10.6), iMac G4 17" 800 MHz 768MB/ iMac 333MHz 256 MB / LaCie d2s/ APC-UPS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2009 4:14 AM (in response to macjack)My old home folder is not in the /Users directory on either partition.
The Guest folder was not in the /Users directory 24 hours before the crash. It was there just before the crash. It is not there now. Since installing SL I have not changed any settings re the guest account, nor have I used it.MacBookPro5,1 2.53GHz, 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2009 4:16 AM (in response to dubaidan)iMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM/22" external HP display, Mac OS X (10.6), iMac G4 17" 800 MHz 768MB/ iMac 333MHz 256 MB / LaCie d2s/ APC-UPS
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2009 7:08 AM (in response to tcnsdca)After Dubaidan and tcnsdca I am the third person in this thread who has experienced this 'wipe home directory' bug. I upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard last week. By accident I clicked on the 'guest login' icon on my MBP thirty minutes ago. After about 1 minute it automatically returned to the login screen, without showing up the guest desktop, so I decided to click on the 'guest login' again. This went pretty smooth and when I logged out the message appeared that all the 'guest login data' wouldn't be saved, but returned to normal.
When logging in to my regular account everything was gone. I don't use filevault. Nothing has been renamed to something else. My home-directory still exists under /Users/username but it is just empty.
Apple should have noticed this bug report already. It doesn't feel right that Apple doesn't take immediate measures when someone reports such a bug with a high potential data loss.
I would suggest to everyone to disable the guest login option IMMEDIATELY until Apple has addressed this. I hope that Apple will come up with a swift response and a nice gesture to victims of this bug.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), Macbook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2009 7:35 AM (in response to Bas B)Welcome to Apple Discussions, Bas B.
Have you filed Mac OS X Feedback on the issue?
Also, if you join ADC (it's free) you can file a bug report on ADC . If you're unfamiliar with bug reports please make sure to read this page first.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2009 9:33 AM (in response to macjack)Thanks for the welcome. I already reported the bug through the Mac OS X Feedback functionality.
I tried the bug reporting system, but that is broken at the moment. When I login it shows an error screen (both with FF and Safari latest versions). This has been reported to appledev.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)