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    Lost connection to my user folder

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    Lost connection to my user folder
    Stupid me, I changed the name on my user folder and lost all connection to everything that was set up under my user name.

    How can I get my account to access the user folder now? Even when I changed the user name back to what it was before, the account wouldn't connect to it. Is there a way to find out what the path is currently under my account name?

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    Lost connection to my user folder
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    If you changed the name to the your user folder and log out. it will create a new user folder upon log in. If you changed the name and changed it back, but did not log out. Then logging out and then back in may help.
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    Lost connection to my user folder

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    Unfortunately that doesn't work. I'm not sure that I've reestablished the old user name.

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    Lost connection to my user folder

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    OK! finally got it to work. I had the wrong original short user name. Machelp: "My home folder and desktop are different from before"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrouffa View Post
    OK! finally got it to work. I had the wrong original short user name. Machelp: "My home folder and desktop are different from before"
    Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever change your short username. But I guess you just figured that out :spook:

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    Lost connection to my user folder
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    If you want to change the name of your home folder, use must create a new user with the name of the home folder you want. Then you copy all of the data from the old user folder to the new user folder.
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