Novice! Need help fast!


Ok.. I was using a mac os x, and it was logged in as someone oreviously. I was trying to create a new account for my name (have no clue where I went), and instead of changing the name it created some kind of new folder, but with all of the previous user's files and apps.

After using it this way for about a week, someone reset the mac, and now the desktop is all gone, but still in a folder under my name. Certain apps. won't run now, and I don't know what to do.

Can anyone with the slightest idea of what may have happened, or knows what to do please help me?


Mac of the SubGenius! :-)
It could be that your user account was deleted. When it's deleted, the user folder sometimes remains there or it is removed and stored in a folder called Deleted Users.

Sounds like you created an account on a computer that wasn't yours (public access computer as in a school or something). I'm surprised you didn't expect this to happen especially considering that it wasn't your own personal computer.