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Old Apr 6, 2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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No Finder No Trash icon on Dock.

Hello everyone, my friend doesnt have Finder/Trash icons, the space is there, if you click it, it functions, but it doesnt have an icon. Picture attached.

What can i do to help him out?
We already used Disk Utility without any success, repair disk didnt function, it stayed at ! min remaining.
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Old Apr 6, 2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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I am guessing that the icons got deleted? wow i have no idea...finder can be found Macintosh HD>System>Library>CoreServices

Find finder and see if he has an icon in there...
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Old Apr 6, 2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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I don't know what to tell you, mabey reinstall leopard?
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Old Apr 6, 2008, 08:17 PM   #4
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Find finder and see if he has an icon in there...
yes, finder is there, appears with an icon.
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download candy bar and you should be able to replace those icons with ones of ur own choosing, this might solve ur problem.
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Okay...Um can you try dragging the finder app into the dock? Does it open finder normally? I am not exactly sure however how to take out the blank finder since it is running. You could try quiting it in activity monitor but I don't know how safe this is
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Old Apr 6, 2008, 08:20 PM   #7
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Hello everyone, my friend doesnt have Finder/Trash icons, the space is there, if you click it, it functions, but it doesnt have an icon. Picture attached.

What can i do to help him out?
We already used Disk Utility without any success, repair disk didnt function, it stayed at ! min remaining.
oh and the repair disk always stays at one min until it's almost done, does it on mine too, u just need to wait it out...
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I don't know what to tell you, mabey reinstall leopard?
not yet!

firstly try relaunching the dock by typing this command into Terminal which is in the Utilities folder.

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killall Dock
if this didnt fix it try dragging "com.apple.cock.plist" in home/Library/Preferences to the desktop and typing the above command into Terminal again. this will reset the dock to the default settings. if you want your settings back just drag the plist back to your Preferences folder, replace the one the Dock just created and then type the above Terminal command again.

lastly if none of this works try trashing everything in home/Library/Caches and then restarting. empty the Trash after you have restarted. apps will open slow after this so you can open all your apps again to make them launch faster the second time.
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not yet!

firstly try relaunching the dock by typing this command into Terminal which is in the Utilities folder.

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killall Dock
if this didnt fix try dragging "com.apple.Dock.plist" in home/Library/Preferences to the desktop and typing the above command again. this will reset the dock to the default. if you want your settings back just drag the plist back, replace and then type the Terminal command again.

lastly if none of this works try trashing everything in home/Library/Caches and then restarting.
WOW Just completely kicked my advice outa this world!
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WOW Just completely kicked my advice outa this world!
yeah i totally forgot about that, i should have known sense im constantly changing my dock color....
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oh and the repair disk always stays at one min until it's almost done, does it on mine too, u just need to wait it out...
Ok, i'll try again.

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firstly try relaunching the dock by typing this command into Terminal which is in the Utilities folder.

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killall Dock
First thing I did.

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dragging "com.apple.cock.plist" in home/Library/Preferences to the desktop and typing the above command into Terminal again. this will reset the dock to the default settings. if you want your settings back just drag the plist back to your Preferences folder, replace the one the Dock just created and then type the above Terminal command again.
Second thing I did, No sucesss.

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after[/U] you have restarted. apps will open slow after this so you can open all your apps again to make them launch faster the second time.
I'll try this in a second, I'll try to "Repair Disk" one more time.
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Old Apr 6, 2008, 08:56 PM   #12
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First thing I did.




I'll try this in a second, I'll try to "Repair Disk" one more time.
yeah just let it sit, u might want to stop it after a while but it will eventually complete itself, it may even jump to saying est.. time of completion is 18 min or so, but don't worry it will finish up in like a min after that message appears and the blue bar starts to move.
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Old Apr 6, 2008, 08:59 PM   #13
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Finished "Repair Disk"

We got this.

Permissions differ on "private/var/log/secure.log", should be -rw------- , they are -rw-r----- .
6:55 PM

Group differs on "private/var/root/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist", should be 0, group is 90.
6:55 PM

User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
6:55 PM

Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
6:55 PM

User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
6:56 PM

Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
6:56 PM

User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/flashplayer.xpt", should be 0, user is 501.

and more.
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just looks like you installed Flash player recently. has nothing to do with the dock. i dont think repairing permissions will help this issue. if it didnt work then it wont work again.
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Sigh, okay. Any other ideas? Thanks to everyone participating.
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just do an archive and re-install or a reinstall from a time machine backup that still had a finder dock icon maybe>? If you do an archive and install you won't loose all ur media etc.
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here is this link if you need it......

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120
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Sigh, okay. Any other ideas? Thanks to everyone participating.
Create a new user. I'll bet you'll find the icons are OK in there. If so, transfer all the data over to the new user account and use that or trash the old account, recreate it and transfer back.
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Create a new user. I'll bet you'll find the icons are OK in there. If so, transfer all the data over to the new user account and use that or trash the old account, recreate it and transfer back.
i wouldnt think so as trashing the dock plist didnt work. so it must be a system issue. in which case an Archive and Install should be done.
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Create a new user. I'll bet you'll find the icons are OK in there. If so, transfer all the data over to the new user account and use that or trash the old account, recreate it and transfer back.
Third or Fourth thing I did. No success.
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