Accidentally Deleted Dock Icons

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  1. jlove385 macrumors newbie

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    So...

    I made a big mistake. I accidentally deleted some of the icons on my dock, specifically the Finder, Dashboard, and Trash icons, while changing the colour of my dock. Does anyone have a solution to this? :confused:

    Thanks!
     

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  2. aaps59 macrumors regular

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  3. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    Just go grab the icon from finder and drag it back into the dock. Super easy.
     
  4. aaps59 macrumors regular

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    I don't think those icons are available in Finder. And it looks to me that the icons are hidden rather than gone.. Try resetting the theme?
     
  5. jlove385 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The icons themselves have been deleted from my computer. If you look at the screenshot you'll see what I mean.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Looks like you didnt delete the app, just the icon. What happens if you remove it from the dock and then put it back? You could try this for the dashboard.

    I would deff try to undo what you did. What the heck did ya do anyway? Candybar or terminal tweaking?

    What happens if you reboot?
     
  7. jlove385 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I do that?
     
  8. jlove385 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't get rid of the icons off the dock anymore. I'll try rebooting.
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    So your saying you can't "poof" the icons?
     
  10. jlove385 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Rebooting didn't work. I can "poof" the items, but they still appear on the dock.
     
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    Ahh, sorry. I see it now. Hope you figure it out.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Delete the following file and reboot:
    /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist
     
  13. jlove385 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My dock has become this :(
     

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  14. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    Repair disk permissions using Disk Utility then restart.
     
  15. jlove385 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't do anything. :(
     
  16. jlove385 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I fixed it!!! Wooo! Just the picture files from an old eMac in to the dock's resource's folder, put killall Dock in terminal, and voila! - a working dock. Thanks for your help everyone!!!!
     
  17. jlove385 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Spoke too soon. Now my applications folder and downloads folder don't expand into a grid view when I click on them. Nothing happens and then the dock restarts.
     
  18. Gregg2, Feb 13, 2011
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    Right click on the icons, select an option.... That's not working?
     
  19. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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  20. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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    I don't even understand how you got in this predicament in the first place.
     
  21. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    It's called screwing around with things that shouldn't be touched.
     
  22. RubyRoses macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm...

    Were you trying to change the colour of your dock via the Terminal? (gives me an idea what's making the computer behave this way)

    And are you saying everything you should have is on your dock now (Finder et al.), just not opening? (this being the new problem).

    Throwing a guess out there - maybe they're just images - just pulled in from elsewhere, I gather - rather than actual shortcuts?

    You could try busting into System Preferences via hotkeys, if you haven't already... ALT (then press one of the buttons you use to toggle your screens brightness, then click 'show all' - best way I know!) Perhaps there you could try to reset the colour theme you had before - then maybe all will go back to normal ^^;
     

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