Did this with my server and I cannot get back in with my password. OS 10.2.3
The icon just shudders at me. Don't you hate it!?
Funny story... I thought it would be cool to set up separate accounts for the other people in the house to use my iBook so After creating 2 more user accounts I noticed a conflict with user names. Rather than argue with a 12 year old I decided to change my own users name... the process I used was to simply rename my own user folder.
DON'T DO THIS !!!
I discovered the hard way that this creates a new account and completely clears the original information (files, pictures, preferences) And moved it into a hidden users account folder. After following the old axiom of "when in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout" I realized that I should be smarter than the machine and calmed back down. I found the new folder and simply dragged the old library preferences and other missing files back into the old user folder while deleting the new settings and everything seemingly is back to the previous status quo.
Or is it ? Thats my question... the desktop looks like it originally did but is it ?
iBook 12 inch G4 1.2 ghz - 10.3.9
BTW... apples site says "DON'T DO THAT"... at least not with 10.3 or lower. 10.4 is supposed to be easier to rename but still has certain steps you need to follow to do it correctly... another reason to upgrade when I find time.