All My Files Icon Location?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Resist, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I have Mac OS 10.8.5 and I'm not sure what I was doing but all of a sudden I have an icon on my Desktop for All My Files. Where is this icon supposed to be?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It sounds like you accidentally dragged All My Files from the top of the Finder (screenshot below) onto the Desktop. You can just drag it to the trash.

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  3. Resist, Mar 2, 2014
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    Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    But it has data in it. Or is that just a duplicate copy?

    Also, I tried to duplicate dragging it from the top of finder and it doesn't work.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you select it then do command-i you should see that it is just a saved search. I dragged it straight from the top of Finder to the desktop to test before my earlier post to you and it did create the desktop link.
     
  5. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Weaselboy,


    Okay got it to work. The problem was I was not dragging the tiny icon on Finder. I was trying to drag the title.

    But I'm concerned about the size of the saved search All My Files icon, it's 1.5mb.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That is normal. Just go ahead and delete it. I just did another test and the Desktop link I made was 1.7MB. It looks like it varies in size depending on the saved search results.
     

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