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User profile reset?

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Sep 22, 2009 6:17 AM
When I logged into my MacBook Pro this morning, it was as if I had logged into my Guest Account and not my standard user profile. No icons on the desktop, the desktop wallpaper was the default "space" photo and not the one I had assigned, no documents in the docs folder, apps behaved as if I'd never opened them before.

Does anyone know what happened here? Is there any way to recover my old user profile info? I'm afraid I've lost some important documents here (emails, financial info, work, etc.), and not sure how to get it back.

Thanks.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Sep 22, 2009 7:22 AM (in response to parshallnet)
    there seems to be an absolutely horrible bug in Snow leopard
    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10123656#10123656
    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10198726
    where logging in as guest can wipe your MAIN account home directory as if it were the guest account home directory. I'm afraid you are another victim of this. do you have a backup? that's pretty much your only hope.
    and disable the guest account asap and stop using it until this bug is fixed.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • Stuart Wheeler Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2009 10:04 AM (in response to parshallnet)
    Just to gather a few more bits of info on this problem, do you have your account data on a separate partition to your OS? I noticed that someone else reporting a similar problem has this configuration.

    Also, did you upgrade your existing installation, or was it a fresh install?
    3GHz Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)

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