After update can't change desktop wallpaper!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EatMyApple, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    I just did the newest security Apple OS X update and after rebooting the default Apple wallpaper was back on the desktop. I tried to change it but nothing will override the Apple wallpaper.

    If I go to the Desktop settings, it shows the image of the wallpaper I have selected but its not shown on the desktop.

    How can I correct this? Thank you!
  2. LurchNC macrumors regular

    May 1, 2008
    I would try "repair permissions" in Disk Utlity
  3. EatMyApple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    This is probably gonna sound dumb; but how do I enter Disk Utility? Thanks!
  4. LurchNC macrumors regular

    May 1, 2008
    Goto Applications/Utilities/ and choose the "Disk Utility" app.

    On the left you will see all your hard drives. Pick your system partition (Probably named "Macintosh HD")

    At the bottom of the screen choose "Repair Disk Permissions".

    This can take a few minutes, so be patient.

    After it's done, close Disk Utility and see if that solved your problem.
  5. foeniox macrumors newbie


    Dec 24, 2007
    people are using disk permission repair as a silver bullet, even when their problem isn't a werewolf.

    google "onyx osx" and download it.

    onyx has a series of maintainance tools. click on the cleaning tab and clear some caches. I'd begin by clearing the user and the desktop caches (at the very least)

    reboot and try setting your wallpaper again
  6. LurchNC macrumors regular

    May 1, 2008
    But his problem probably is permissions related. Which is why I suggested it.

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