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Igor_G5 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
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May 18, 2012 3:08 PM

Hi All,

 

I recently got a 12" late 04 PowerBook G4 (6,4) 1.33 GHz running 10.5.8. It came with a user account named User User. I changed the name to the name that I wanted. Now, when I go inE SIDEBAR THto the users folder there's a folder called User User the side bar on the left side of the windows is i home icon that's called User User. The login window shows my name. How do I fix this?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    May 18, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to Igor_G5)

    Hi Igor, you can't do it that simply in the Finder.

     

    Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4 or later: Return to default desktop, apparent "loss" of home directory...

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107854

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    May 19, 2012 10:39 PM (in response to Igor_G5)

    Hi again, I'm not seeing where the problem is, what am I missing?

     

    Did you try the link to restore it back to the Original user, then do it the correct way?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    May 19, 2012 11:43 PM (in response to Igor_G5)

    OK, not sure I understand completely, but...

     

    Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...

     

    http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

     

    Admin Hack...

     

    http://www.hackmac.org/?q=node/4

     

    Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 20, 2012 2:14 AM (in response to Igor_G5)

    Your problem is much like the the problem I just replied to in another thread with a related problem.  See my post there.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 20, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to Igor_G5)

    Igor_G5 wrote:

     

    Thanks X423424X. That did it. I went in there and changed my short name from UserUser to Jon and changed the path to my home folder so that the folder was named Jon. I ended up with user folders for both and got rid of the one I didn't want. Wanted to take care of it before I did too much and ended up losing a bunch of stuff.

     

    As you can see it isn't that hard when you are aware of all the "moving parts".

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 20, 2012 7:43 PM (in response to Igor_G5)

    Igor_G5 wrote:

     

    Sorry BDAqua but his was easier. Yours might have worked but I'm a little leary of using Terminal if I don't know what I'm typing. Yours might help me with another situation I forsee so if it comes about I'll post it here and you can post the same answer for a "solved".

     

    Start a new thread.  Don't overload a thread on one topic with another.  It make it harder for others to find answer on a particular topic.  Also you cannot marked "solved" twice in any one thread.

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