I have an old MBP (2008) and I've been updating the OS after waiting for so long.
I installed Yosemite recently, and am now installing El Capitan. Idiotically, I forgot to make a backup before doing this, and of course this installation will give me problems.
The El Capitan installation failed twice, so I used Safe Boot to create a new account and get access my old files.
However, my old files are organized strangely; my old user account is now just a regular folder in /Users/, and all my old applications/library/system files are in a "Recovered Items" folder.
Is there any way to restore my old account using these two folders?
*Home Folder > Regular folder in /Users/ (Has an Applications folder, but is empty) *Applications > In /Macintosh HD/Recovered Items/ *Library > In /Macintosh HD/Recovered Items/ *System > In /Macintosh HD/Recovered Items/
It would save me the hassle of re-installing all of my programs and settings.
Any help is appreciated.