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So, to summarise, if I understand correctly, you have: old 500GB drive in an external case, with good data new 1TB installed internally, with bad data I would do the following: Plug in the external 500GB drive. Hold the option (alt) key whilst turning on the Mac, then choose to boot from the external drive. Erase the internal drive using Disk Utility. ...
I ran into a similar problem. It sorted itself out after I rebooted the machine and also my wireless router--so I can't obviously know which of the two actually fixed the problem. BUT, this does suggest to me steps (4) and (5) of your solution might be sufficient to solve the problem if you've already named the computer in System Preferences.
The home folder is supposed to be owned by the user: $ ls -l /Users/ total 0 drwxrwxrwt 6 root wheel 204 Apr 13 23:28 Shared drwxr-xr-x@ 53 lauri staff 1802 May 11 18:00 lauri If there are further issues, you could try running sudo chown $USER ~ or resetting home folder permissions and ACLs from the recovery partition.
Turns out that my issue was resolved here: OS X computer name not matching what shows on terminal sudo scutil --set ComputerName "newname" sudo scutil --set LocalHostName "newname" sudo scutil --set HostName "newname" Flush the DNS cache by typing: dscacheutil -flushcache Restart your Mac.
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