Nothing will stay on my desktop? help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by G4LAPPY, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. G4LAPPY macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006
    recently all of the files on my desktop, mainly mp3s and jpegs just dissapeared and now nothing will appear on my desktop, any files that are dragged there dissapear, the files are still there if they are searched for in spotlight but they do not visually appear on the desktop

    i am very confused as to why this has happened?

    has anyone got an answer as to why or a solution to fix this problem

    thankyou in advance

    btw i am finding this forum very helpful and friendly :D
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Take a look in your Finder Preferences – under the 'General' tab there are options that determine which items you want to show on the Desktop. It might be that some of those have become inadvertently switched off?
  3. maverick808 macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2004
    Probably won't help but it might be worth opening up Terminal and typing...

    cd Desktop
    rm .DS_Store

    Then log out and log in. That should remove any stored oddities for the Desktop folder.
  4. nitynate macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL

    Its broke.

    Mine broke too.

    Its a 10.4.8 thing I think.

    I just made another user and copied all my files over.

    Somethings gone wrong in your /Library/ Directory.

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