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Can't see home folder in Finder or Time Machine

 
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elgraphicsstudio
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:04 am    Post subject: Can't see home folder in Finder or Time Machine Reply with quote

Hopefully someone on here will have had a similar experience to this, when I go to my hard drive, open it and go to the Users folder, my actual user account folder isn't there there's a "Guest" and a "Shared" folder in there but not my home folder? I have also noticed that Time Machine isn't backing up my desktop or my User folder either I've created a new user and that appears in the Users folder so is there some sort of corruption or other issue with my original User folder that needs fixing? Should also mention that if I connect to the Mac from another Mac, the User folder is viewable and I can connect to it using the user details so that part of things is fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of this one, so I Googled it and came up with a possible answer. here is the article I'm referring to. Their suggestion: open up a Terminal and type:
Code:

sudo chflags nohidden /Users


Hopefully that will do the trick.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion but that doesn't seem to have helped unfortunately, can see the users folder in general use, just Time Machine that doesn't see it to back it up.
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