Wallpaper and network icons disappearing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dave in Dubai, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, hope you can help. Starting yesterday, when I come into work and turn on my 24" iMac (running 10.7.5), my desktop wallpaper image has reverted to the Apple swirling galaxy picture, and the three network drives I keep on the desktop have vanished. It's not a crisis; I just go "command + K" and I can put them back in a few seconds, but it hadn't ever happened before yesterday. Any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    justperry

    #2
    Most likely Permissions problem, see if repairing permissions helps.

    If settings in Finder or desktop are reset each time you login it is almost sure to be a permission problem.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Repairing permissions

    Many thanks for the tip. I tried it yesterday, and it partially works. Now when I reboot the wallpaper stays, but the network drive icons on the desktop disappear. For some reason, I thought to put aliases of these, and when I restart they come back up. So, problem solved. Still not sure why it happened in the first place, but thanks again for the help.
     

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