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OS 10.4 - Help needed with Formatting Macbook

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I really need help. My macbook did this thing where it started to go crazy and all the settings went back to default. I restarted and everything was gone. Set back to default settings. It was still on the HD but it got moved. Almost like i created a new user. I lost all my safari bookmarks.All my passwords. Everything.. My lightroom catalogs wouldnt open anymore. Talked to a mac guy and he said to format my harddrive..I have an external so everything is back up.. Will i lose all of my programs when I format... like lightroom will i have to reinstall.??
Your help is needed greatly..


Any other ideas about what is going on with my computer?
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Did you rename your home folder? If you did that caused your problem. Rename it back and in then log out and back in again. you should be okay again.

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