Disappearing finder icons and ghost icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by typecase, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. typecase macrumors regular

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    I've recently had a strange problem. Occasionally, my desktop icons all disappear (everything except for the Macintosh HD). I can still access the files by opening the HD then navigating to users/user name/desktop but the files on the desktop are gone. When I try selecting the desktop, only ghosts of the folders appear (no ghost files). Any idea what could be causing this? A finder reboots seems to cure the problem. (See below for a picture). I have 10.4.8 on a G5 with all the updates.

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  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. typecase thread starter macrumors regular

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    Like any superstitious mac user, repairing permissions (and doing the whole twirl the rubber chicken thing) was the first thing I did.
     
  4. Chone macrumors 65816

    Chone

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    Not to stray from the main topic but where did you get that cool G5/MacPro case icon? That looks neat!
     
  5. chibislick macrumors newbie

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    I would love an answer to that as well... Sometimes I get all my icons from the Desktop disappear, except from the hard drives. Also, the finder's preferences of the desktop's disappeared folders are reset.

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  6. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    It's the rapture!

    All 'saved' icons are being taken to heaven.
     
  7. chibislick macrumors newbie

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    Oh gawd! What have we done?
     

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