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Old Mar 12, 2010, 09:31 PM   #1
dalt94
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Dock messed up, can't right-click dock icons and finder & trash is invisible

dock messed up, can't right-click dock icons and finder & trash is invisible

hi i'm not sure what happened, but for some reason my dock just messed up. i can't right click anything in the dock and the finder and trash icons are there, but they just disappeared!

I need major help? can i reset this? help.

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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can i reset this?
Yes. Find the com.apple.dock.plist file
found in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
Mine is locked, so I'd have to do Get Info and unlock it
Move it to your Desktop
Restart
That will create a new plist file

Is it back to normal? If so, you can Trash the file you placed on the Desktop.
If not, there are other things to try.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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Yes. Find the com.apple.dock.plist file
found in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
Mine is locked, so I'd have to do Get Info and unlock it
Move it to your Desktop
Restart
That will create a new plist file

Is it back to normal? If so, you can Trash the file you placed on the Desktop.
If not, there are other things to try.
So I tried the above, and it reset my dock but still having the same issue with the finder and trash plus now I can add any items to my dock as I can't right click on any of the icons. Please Help!
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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Try a different plist file:
Find the com.apple.finder.plist file
found in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
Move it to your Desktop
Restart
That will create a new plist file

Is it back to normal? If so, you can Trash the file you placed on the Desktop.
If not, there are other things to try.
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