accidentally deleted folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mungo918, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. mungo918 macrumors newbie

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    hi

    I finally make the switch to mac and I do something silly.

    I tried to drag and drop the folder (I named mine "mungo" that contains the sub folders >music, documents, downloads, movies etc on the dock. but I missed and it has now vanished with a *poof*

    how do I get this back?!

    Thanks.
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    That's not a folder, that's a shortcut. Go to the Finder menu, select preferences, then to Sidebar. Place a checkmark next to the home folder icon under Places.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Is it missing or just missing off the side bar?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't think you deleted the folder only the shortcut. I don't know what folder your talking about, but it could be your Home folder. To get the folder back open the Drive on the Desktop go to Users then open your User name. This might be the folder you want. To put it back in the Dock just drag and drop it to make a new shortcut.
     
  5. mungo918 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah yes, I see! it was just a shortcut, phew!

    thanks for your helpfully quick responses!
     
  6. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    Just to point out, don't ever rename that folder, under any circumstances!
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    There really ought to be a way to "freeze" the Dock, so that you can't add or subtract anything by drag & drop without "thawing it. Locking the plist file won't do it, and there's no option for that in prefs either.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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  10. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    You can set that option in the program Deeper. Along with a bunch of other stuff.

    Hah! Think I'm going blind :rolleyes:
     

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