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stu aull
Lost all my Bookmarks in Safari??!
on Aug 14, 2006 at 8:37:11 am

Changed the User Name (the one with the house-icon) on my iMac G5 (10.4.7 tiger) and all our bookmarks in safari dissappeared (except default one that come with computer)
HELP!?!
Thanks!
Stu Aull
ALASKA


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Simon Carlson-Thies
Re: Lost all my Bookmarks in Safari??!
on Aug 14, 2006 at 1:43:20 pm

How did you go about changing the user name?



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Harry Pallenberg
Re: Lost all my Bookmarks in Safari??!
on Aug 14, 2006 at 4:33:08 pm

Can you change it back? Or log into that account?

Thanks,
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stu aull
Re: Lost all my Bookmarks in Safari??!
on Aug 14, 2006 at 6:25:15 pm

Jeez- I've actually lost ALL my emails and access: Outlook screen is empty, no incoming emails, old ones all gone. Likewise our address book software "In Touch" has no addresses in it...!! Its like a whole new computer! I found our basic doc files, personal photos, etc.
WHAT I DID:
The computer came to us with the user name "valuedcustomer". Last night I found if you CONTROL-CLICKd on that name on the main Harddrive menu there was an option to change the name, so I did, to my wife's name (her computer - she's about to have me killed). Then I noticed our Safari bookmarks disappeared, I went back and changed it back to valuedcustomer, but no go. So I shut it off for the night and here we are...
It looks like I have changed the User List or some such, but how to restore it all???
help!
Stu Aull


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Kathlyn Lindeboom
Re: Lost all my Bookmarks in Safari??!
on Aug 14, 2006 at 8:53:09 pm

[stu aull] "I've actually lost ALL my emails and access: Outlook screen is empty, no incoming emails, old ones all gone."

Most email programs have an "import Mail" function. I don't have Outlook, but I do have Entourage and it has an Import under the File menu as well.

Try this: Open your email program. Find the Import function. In Mail, it's under the File menu -- then click on that. See if it will navigate you to the folder containing your emails. Should still be on the computer somewhere.





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Simon Carlson-Thies
Re: Lost all my Bookmarks in Safari??!
on Aug 14, 2006 at 9:32:23 pm

I would also look in your root level of your HD at your User Folder and see if there is still a file with the old user name, if so I would check and see if the files are in there...




Simon Carlson-Thies,
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stu aull
Re: Lost all my Bookmarks in Safari??! (changed the Home file name)
on Aug 15, 2006 at 6:37:11 pm

Hi all -thanks for replies!
I have now "discovered" that it is a BIG no-no to change your home-user Folder name. Why apple would even allow the option without some sort of big effing warning is a surprise... ;p
anyway - I have found most all the files - I knew they were in there - the Problem is:
How to restore it all???
Stu Aull
thankful for the help in
Alaska


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