Uh Oh, Deleted Desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Glenn Wolsey, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    #1
    I accidentally deleted the "Desktop" folder in my home folder, and created it again, and now I cant put anything on my desktop.

    I need to fix this problem ASAP.

    Please help!
     
  2. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    #2
    Fixed. If anyone wants to know, if you do this just log out then back in :)
     
  3. Calvinatir macrumors 6502

    Calvinatir

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    #3
    were you completely trashed when you 'deleted' your desktop folder? i don't even know how you could consciously do it?
     
  4. gman71882 macrumors 6502

    gman71882

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    #4
    Permissions?

    The permissions for the Desktop were probably wrong when you created the new Folder.
    In the Finder go to your home directory and select the "new" desktop folder you created and press command-I this will bring up the info for your desktop.
    Under the Ownership & Permissions flyout menu, it should look like this:

    You can : READ & WRITE

    Details
    Owner: admin
    Access: Read & Write

    Group: staff
    Access: No Access

    Other: No Access

    When you logged out and back in it corrected that problem.
     

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