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4413 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2009 3:59 PM by anp925
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2009 10:29 AM (in response to anp925)If you have a recent Time Machine backup, use that to restore the entire system to the last point where your home folder is intact. Alternatively, create a new admin user and when logged in to that account go to the "Users" directory and invoke Time Machine. Then restore the previously lost home folder so the contents are on your hard drive, and go to the Accounts preference pane. From there, you can try restoring the path of your old account to the restored home directory (right-click the account, and choose advanced--holding hte options key). Alternatively you can delete the account and recreate it with the same short name as the old home folder, which should then ask if you want to use the old folder as your account. Do this and the new account should be paired properly with the old folder, and you should be able to log in.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!