Account Mayhem


My mom called me frantically that her desktop and dock no longer look the same and when she opens Mail it opens but without an account. There are no other accounts on hers.

After reading on the forum I decided to experiment on MY G4 . In the process I created a new user and tried moving MY user folder to it. I should have tried moving the enclosed folders, but instead now my user folder is inside the new account I created. When I try to move it back into the User Folder it begins copying instead of moving.

So, how do I get my home folder back into the User folder AND how do I fix my mom's issue to get her dock and mail back.

We're both using PB G4 running 10.4.2 I'm pretty comfortable on the Mac, but I've only ever opened the terminal twice. My mom's a complete novice.