After Leopard upgrade, whole desktop is gone (or hidden)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jenheta, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Jenheta macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008

    I decided to spend last Saturday to upgrade my Macbook and iMac to Leopard.
    The iMac G5 did not show any problems and it is running Leopard quite well.
    On other hand, my Macbook is killing my patience. I've googled a lot since then but nothing solved the problem. In short :

    1. During/after upgrade, nothing strange happened.
    2. There are two account on my Macbook. One is Test account which I use to test some code. Other is mine which holds all data.
    3. When I boot in my account this is what I see :
    - Desktop background loads.
    - Dock shows up.
    - Desktop icons shows up.
    - Finder menu shows up without any right side icons.
    - Finder icons shows up (without the date/clock) ... then they disappear and reappear (kinda refresh) with the date/clock.
    - Everything disappear : dock, desktop icons, finder, etc. . The only thing left is the background image and the mouse. Keyboard still works so I can quit and go back to login menu.

    4. My other account loads fine.

    I already fixed permissions, updated Leopard, etc. without any luck.
    Here is my dilemma. I have 4 Gb left on my HD. I am inclined to figure it out how to move my data to the guest account and fix permissions.
    What do you think ? Someone suggested doing an Archive and Install.

    Any help deeply appreciated !
  2. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I take it you upgraded from tiger?
    Did you do a complete erase and install, or archive and install?
  3. Jenheta thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    Neither one. I just selected "upgrade". Right now I am up to try a Archive&Install.

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