when you log in as the "new" user, do you have Administrative rights on the machine?
If so, it may be possible to go back to the Users folder and change the name back again. Don't hold your breath though.
If you actually created a whole new account, then you will find that there are similar files in your new account. ALL accounts have similar files in them. Music, Pictures, Movies, Applications, etc.
Using an account with Administrative rights, you may be able to move stuff from the Documents folder, Music, Pictures, Library/mail, Library/Application Support/Addressbook, Library/iTunes
If you are not successful in getting your old account working, a program like Disk Warrior will rebuilt the directories and allow you to move stuff to an external drive for later inclusion into the new account.
Hello, I am using an iBook running on OSX 10.4.1 Tiger version, 1.2GHz PowerPC G4. I bought my computer only a month ago.
Just a while ago, I was fiddling with my computer. I went to Macintosh HD > Users > xxxx (my user name) which is also the Root User, I believe. Since this is the account name I started out when I first started the iBook and it is the same name under the icon with the House picture in it on Finder.
What I did was I changed the name of the icon with my previous name by mistake, and created an entirely new account altogether.
The problem was I can't revert to my old account anymore, because it doesn't appear on the log in screen. All I see when I log in (same login name and password) is a default setting account. Everything's reverted to Default, even my bookmarks and Internet History. Apparently, my account is now the new one, with my old files and documents inside, and the Root User account is now inaccessible. The files are now somehow still in my Previous account, while there are some similar ones in my new one. My iBook memory has also decreased by a bit.
Please help me! Does anyone know what I've accidentally done? I really need to get into my old account again!