10 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2012 7:43 PM by X423424X
Igor_G5 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

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 (120,415 points)

    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

  • Igor_G5 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    There's only one user folder in users.That's UserUser. it contains my stuff. There's only one login. That's Jon. There's only one account. That's Jon. I login with my name and the stuff goes into a home folder called UserUser. UserUser shows up in the sidebar when I'm logged in as Jon.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,415 points)

    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?

  • Igor_G5 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    I didn't change the name of the home directory. I changed the name of the account. But the user directory remained the same. Nothing was lost because nothing was there. It's just that although I changed the name of the account, The name in Users didn't change nor did it change in the sidebar. I changed the name in the account to Jon. I login as Jon, I logout as Jon. The User folder aand the name in the sidebar didn't change to Jon but remained as UserUser. Any changes that I make while logged in as Jon are made to the UserUser folder. It's more of a nuisance than a real problem. As long as I don't mind my user folder being named UserUser and don't mind my name by the home in the home in the sidebar showing up as UserUser it isn't a problem at all. For that matter I could change the account back to UserUser and spend the rest of my life as UserUser But I'd rather change it to who I want to be while there's nothing there.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,415 points)

    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 (14,215 points)

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

  • Igor_G5 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    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.

  • Igor_G5 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    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".

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,215 points)

    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 (14,215 points)

    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.