Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to Azurite)
Log into your normal account, choose Go to Folder from the Finder's Go menu, press Option, choose Library, and move a few of the folders inside to the desktop, noting down which ones you moved. Repeat this process with folders and individual files until you find which one is causing the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 6:05 PM (in response to Niel)
Should I actually be moving them, or copying them? I've read in some places that I should move things into the Shared folder, logging into the new account, and moving the files/folders from the Shared folder to where I want them to go (e.g. Documents).
How would this work for things like my iPhoto and iTunes Libraries?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 6:13 PM (in response to Azurite)
You should be moving them to another location in your current account's home folder and not a different user account; moving them this way is simpler and makes it easier to track down the file actually causing the problem. If you just move the entire home folder to the other account, it's virtually certain that you'll transfer the problem as well.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:20 PM (in response to Niel)
I wasn't intending to move the entire home folder, rather, moving things like what's inside my Documents folder in chunks.
From what I read, tracking down the origin of sleep/wake problems on a computer is notoriously hard, especially if Disk Utility and similar tools don't give any clues during Repair Disk or Repair Permissions. Creating the new user seemed to help, but I don't know why that alone would "fix" anything, so I haven't moved any files as of yet nor done anything with the new user account.
Trying to move the things from my Library folder to my desktop also seems a bit risky; it's hidden in Lion and Mountain Lion because a lot of system files are there, right? Wouldn't moving them cause problems, not just help me find what file/folder (if any) could be the culprit?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:33 PM (in response to Azurite)
None of the files in there are essential to Mac OS X itself, and if you avoid moving just parts of an application's information, you'll be able to easily fix whatever additional issues appear.