MAC- Yosemite - Profile Issue

I had a user profile issue, I renamed the profile and logged on with new profile.

But have lost all the notes and fav.. etc

Is it possible to restore the settings from old profile
V0LUMEAsked:
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jhyieslaCommented:
tell us how you did this.  I just tested this on a mac I have here and it worked just fine.

I created the "original" user called test.  Then I logged in as test and created a folder on his desktop.  Then I logged in as my admin guy and renamed the user's profile folder to be test3.  Then I created a user in User and Groups preferences called test3 and then logged out of my admin account and into test 3 and I automatically got the original user's profile and I had the folder that I had created on test's desktop now on test3's desktop.

You should have been on as an admin and renamed your profile folder, created the new user in the preferences section and then logged on as your new user and it should have worked.
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V0LUMEAuthor Commented:
Hi, yes I did with admin user ID. but it has created a new profile
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jhyieslaCommented:
That's odd.  Did you create the new user first or rename the folder first?  As the admin I drilled down from MacintoshHD to the user folder and renamed the test's folder to test3, then I created a test3 user in the Accounts preferences and then logged on as test3. Doing this gave me the original test's desktop as I had dropped a folder on it while logged in as test.
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strungCommented:
Have a look at this Apple KB:  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548
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serialbandCommented:
If you want all you profiles and files:
rsync -a /Users/Old_account /Users/New_account

If you just want the files:
rsync -a /Users/Old_account/{Desktop,Documents,Downloads,Movies,Music} /Users/New_account/

If you just want all your profile settings,
rsync -a /Users/Old_account/Library/ /Users/New_account/Library/

If you want just certain Profile settings files
rsync -a "/Users/Old_account/{Application Support, Preferences,}" /Users/New_account/
rsync -a "/Users/Old_account/Application Support/{Google, Mozilla, Thunderbird, Vivaldi}" "/Users/New_account/Application Support/"

After you're done copying them, change the owner IDs so that you can access them.
chmod -R New_account /Users/New_account
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V0LUMEAuthor Commented:
Hello, thank you. useful commands.
I did different workaround yesterday. I went back to old profile and copied the data which was required.
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V0LUMEAuthor Commented:
renamed the old profile to original profile and copied the data.
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