Originally posted by kaz4u2dig
yes some sort of file manager.
Midnight Commander is much more than just a file manager. It is a file viewer (F3) a file editor (F4) ftp client, file extractor, package installer and many other tools in wrapped up in one nice package. It also has mouse support. I feel helpless in the command line without it.
Use it and look under /home. What can you see? You may see a folder for your old user, and if so, you can get access to it again with:
and answer the prompts.