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On 1/3/12 9:17 PM, Amy Mandaean wrote:
Thanks for the help, Ken... but I still got nothing.  :(

Using the Finder, I found "System Preferences" and "System Information," but no folder
> just called "System," and nothing with my computer's name on it. Also no Library folder.

Am I completely Mac illiterate??

No worse than I was when I bought mine. I'd spent 25 years using computer interfaces that are not like the Mac, and I've had, and still have after 2 years, problems finding things on the Mac. At this time, that's my fault, not Apple's. But, I'll never go back. :-)

I've taken some screenshots to help with this message, at least hopefully help. :-)

I took a screenshot of a part of my desktop This shows you the disk drives recognized by my Mac. Consider these drives to be analogous to what you would see if you opened My Computer, and the Hard Disk area of the display, assuming you are using the thumbnails display in the My Computer window. (2nd screenshot in the above link).

My internal hard drive has been partitioned into 3 drives, represented by 3 silver drive icons labeled System, Data, and testing. The other 4 drives are external drives, and have no bearing on the discussion. I suspect you will have just one silver drive, and it may or may not be named system.

That one lone drive is the one you want. Double click on it. A finder window should open, and (hopefully) you'll see a file list similar to the third screenshot.

If Lion is the same as Snow Leopard, there will be a Users folder. This is the folder that I'm referring to in step 2 of my previous post.

Does this help you follow my steps?

If you've got a Mac question that is off topic for your problem, feel free to email and ask using the address in this message.


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