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Is there a Mac system restore?-Dunno what ive done.

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Logsi, 8 Apr 2007.

  1. Logsi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,402

    Location: Kernow

    I am really confused at the moment!!! Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    I renamed the house icon in the finder to capitalise my name and now its gone all screwy and basically loaded OS X with nothing on it. Im really worried as i cant find my pictures.

    The idisk has changed name also.

    Have i loaded onto a different partition???

    Im really stressed at the moment, hve i lost everything???

    Josh
     
  2. Robotica

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,309

    Location: Edinburgh

    it sounds like you might have changed you account name.
    look in folders named user and check for your files there.

    or try renaming back to what it was?

    and you can restore of the cds that came with you mac

    good luck
     
  3. artaxerxes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,676

    Location: Moseley

    Just rename it back if you can find it and reboot.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107854

    Process detailed there.



    For future reference - back up ffs! This time you haven't lost everything, but next time you might. Not backing up makes the baby Jesus cry.
     
  4. Logsi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,402

    Location: Kernow

    Thank you so much my good, good , even gooder friend!!!

    I did get to that page before hand and tried it but didn't do anything!

    I re-read it slowly this time and its worked!

    Thanks you sooo much!!!!

    I think thats the most stressed ive ever been on my mac first time for everything!

    Lesson to all!

    Backing up now!!!

    Josh
     
  5. MagSafe

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,009

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

  6. Logsi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,402

    Location: Kernow

    Was thinking how handy it would be then aswell!

    All sorted now, easy mistake and easy to fix!

    Josh
     
  7. zetec452

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 9,454

    use superduper to make images of your mac before you play. :)