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reinstalled OS X discs and cannot access some user's files.

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Jan 15, 2013 6:53 PM

I am the type of user who makes decisions after understanding about 5% of what I am doing.   I had previously accidentally erased applications, then reinstalled only the first of two OS X discs and upgraded OS through free Apple upgrades.   It seemed easy.  I realized I did not have iphoto, so I installed both discs today. This time it was like my computer did not know me anymore....had to set up a new password, etc.  Now I do not understand how to get my (and other users') files out of "previous system".   Also, do I need to download OS upgrades again...aren't they still in there somewhere?   I also fear that I am clogging up my disc.  I really appreciate your help!

Mac mini (Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.5.4)

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