Desktop items showing only in finder; not on desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by swindmill, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #1
    Items placed on my desktop are suddenly only showing in the finder and no longer showing up on my desktop. How do I fix this?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Have you checked the Finder preferences to make sure all the boxes are still ticked? :)
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    If that doesn't sort the problem, you could try relaunching the Finder through 'Force Quit' (under the Apple Menu) and seeing if that does the trick.
     
  4. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #4
    It was unchecked in Finder preferences, but after checking it, it would immediately uncheck itself. So, I then relaunched the finder and it seems fine now. I just realized that it was showing up as a folder in the finder instead of a desdtop icon. I'm not sure how that happened, but it's fine now. -thanks
     

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