Upon first boot after updating from 10.6.x to 10.8.x my friend started creating a new user account rather than importing the old one.

When I look in ~/Users/.. I see /new_account and /old_account, but when on the login screen I'm only seeing New Account and Guest.

Is there an easy way to get OS X to recognize the Old Account? I was thinking there was something like blessing the folder, or maybe I need to add a user account with a matching name?


If you create a new account with the same name, it should prompt you to use the existing User folder.enter image description here

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  • Thanks, I remembered there was something like this, just didn't want to start off down the wrong path and mess up my friends MBA. – jb510 Mar 10 '13 at 6:58

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