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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:30 PM   #1
Dave in Dubai
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Wallpaper and network icons disappearing

Hi everyone, hope you can help. Starting yesterday, when I come into work and turn on my 24" iMac (running 10.7.5), my desktop wallpaper image has reverted to the Apple swirling galaxy picture, and the three network drives I keep on the desktop have vanished. It's not a crisis; I just go "command + K" and I can put them back in a few seconds, but it hadn't ever happened before yesterday. Any ideas?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Most likely Permissions problem, see if repairing permissions helps.

If settings in Finder or desktop are reset each time you login it is almost sure to be a permission problem.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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Repairing permissions

Many thanks for the tip. I tried it yesterday, and it partially works. Now when I reboot the wallpaper stays, but the network drive icons on the desktop disappear. For some reason, I thought to put aliases of these, and when I restart they come back up. So, problem solved. Still not sure why it happened in the first place, but thanks again for the help.
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