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  1. #1

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    Nov 22, 2007
    Unhappy Leopard Returned to Default when I restarted
    I am pretty new to Macs, so I am not sure how this could happen. After upgrading to Leopard, my Macbook Pro has has run fine for the past few weeks. However, I restarted my computer today and noticed that all of the files on my desktop were missing and that I had the default Leopard dock items. It turns out that not only were my files gone, but all of my programs had been uninstalled. That is, when I clicked on the icon in my apps folder to open it, it was as if I was just installing it for the first time. All of my browser histories have been erased, for the browsers too were acting as if they were being opened for the first time. Strangely, my computer still remembered my printers, network passwords, and files I had saved in a folder on my hard drive, but everything else seems to have disappeared. Can anyone provide assistance or at least explain what has happened? Thanks in advance.

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    Feb 02, 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by atmporsh911 View Post
    Can anyone provide assistance or at least explain what has happened?
    Yes, it sounds like you renamed your Home folder. That is a big no-no.

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    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
    Can you lock the name of that folder so you can't accidentally rename it?

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    Nov 22, 2007
    I checked the users folder, but i can only see one home directory.

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