Files Disappear!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ViM, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. ViM macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey,
    Recently after I've finishing downloading something or saving a word file to desktop the file icon doesn't appear on the desktop. I have to search it on spotlight and open it and then the icon reappears. Can anybody help me?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Look for a file named com.apple.finder.plist in your Preferences folder (use Spotlight) and drag it to the Trash (don't empty), then restart. :)
     
  3. ViM thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks m8 it worked! Just out of interest do you know what happened? So I can avoid having this problem again.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4
    As far as I know, it's just a random bug in OSX and is pretty unavoidable. I haven't found it to be linked to anything yet. The good news is it's easily fixed and deleting the Finder preference file is usually quite harmless. :)
     

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