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Caution: Do not rename a user's home folder
Authored by: suzbinky on Oct 17, '07 02:35:43PM

In an effort to network a pc to a mac, and following the pc protocol to have the profile names match, I tried it on our Macmini OSX. I right clicked on the home icon and chose the option: "rename Thomas" -- I renamed to "Finch". Seemed fine, but mail disappeared.

Tried to rename it back to "Thomas" and I was told that name was taken.

Rebooted because that's what PC people do when they are scared... EEK! Back on as thomas -- but ALL preferences, files and mail are gone. Like starting from scratch.

How to I get back to what I had (on my husband's computer)? How do I get all of the files back to Thomas can see them? Please help. There is a deathly quiet silence in the house right now.

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