Bugs & Fixes: Two Leopard glitches

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A new operating system brings new bugs to be squashed. Here are a couple to watch out for, with Leopard now roaring into its fourth month of release.

Home folder MIA

If you open the Users folder (located at the root level of your hard drive), you should see your “home” folder there—it’s the one labeled with your account name. If, after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.5, the folder is missing, don’t panic. It’s still there— it’s just hiding.

To make it visible again, launch Terminal (/Applications/Terminal) and enter the following command:

chflags nohidden ~/

Update cuts off Wi-Fi access

After installing the Login and Keychain Update 1.0 for Leopard, you may be no longer be able to connect to wireless networks. The solution is simple: Restart the Mac in Safe mode (by holding down the shift key at startup) and then restart again normally.

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