Hi Gary,

best bet is to create a new user account and login to that then restore the files. You may need to install some software again or at least run the applications once to set up. For example WSJT-X will not create the log file directory until it has been run once for a user. Don't try and use your old user home directory for the new user as it is pretty much trashed.

Using a new account keeps what's left of your old account untouched in case there is something left there that you don't have a backup of.

I hope you really have everything important backed up.

For future reference, I strongly recommend Time Machine, it comes free with masOS, all you need is an external drive or NAS. Backups are hourly snapshots for last 24 hrs and daily/weekly/monthly behind that. It is simple and very reliable unless you leave the drive disconnected for extended periods.

On 07/08/2017 01:33, Charles Rogers wrote:
Important files

On Aug 6, 2017, at 8:30 PM, Bill Somerville<g4...@classdesign.com>  wrote:

On 07/08/2017 01:25, Charles Rogers wrote:
Have them on a thumb drive
Hi Gary,

is it an image backup of your home folder, a copy of your home folder, or just 
copies of important files and folders?


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