I was recently having a problem with my user account on my Mac after getting the same advice from this forum and from apple support, I was told to create a new user account and my problem would be fixed (computer freezing overnight due to a running program). It was in fact fixed, but when I created my new user account I was required to use a new account name instead of the one I was currently using for my broken account. It required me to use a different one, because the one I wanted was in use by the broken account. Duh. However, when I did this and then moved all my files over, the permissions got screwed up. No matter how many times I right-click, choose "get info" and add myself to the permissions, make myself the "owner" and apply the changes to eclosed items, I still get these errors. I am able to manually access most things, but the biggest thing for me is trying to sync my ipod or apple tv it tells me my permissions are incorrect.
Would the best thing to do be to just create yet another user account with the old (but working) account name?
Thanks in advance!