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I activated secure virtual memory on snow leopard and now have lost everything

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Dec 6, 2012 11:18 PM

Hi, wow I could use some help. I was curious and activated "secure virtual memory" in the security settings on my iMac 2.16 Ghz Intel core 2 duo and restarted. Now I can't access any of my files and the "users" folder won't open saying I don't have sufficient privileges even though I am not prompted for the administrator's password.  Every account seems to have reverted back to basic settings. When I try to open the finder I get a message saying:

 

"The home folder for user "-------" isn't located in the usual place or can't be accessed. The home folder or Users folder may have been moved or deleted. If the home folder is located on the network, the server may be temporarily unavailable. If you continue to have problems, see your system administrator."

 

I have backups on an external hard drive with time machine. How can I restore my computer?

 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks!

iMac 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Mac Mini 1.25 Ghz G4

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