Desktop Folder is hidden!!!! Urgent help needed!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ghall, May 20, 2007.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    #1
    So, somehow my desktop folder in my user account folder has hidden itself automagically. I tried repairing permission, and I checked online, and found nothing. I really need this sorted out, I've been trying to figure this out for an hour, and I should be sleeping right now, but I have to figure this out first. Please don't ask me how I know wasn't deleted, because I'm too tired right now to explain, I just know it's there, but hidden. This is an urgent problem, please help!
     
  2. bmb012 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Tried using OnyX or a program like that to view all hidden files?
     
  3. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Yeah, that's how I know it's hidden.
     
  4. bokdol macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    check your user folder see if you moved it. and if not try tinkertool to unhide it

    edit:
    sorry i am stupid.. thats what you probably did.
     
  5. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    #5
    OMG, now I feel so friggin ridiculous. When I finally calmed down to think about it, I decided to create a new folder in my user folder and named it "Blah". I turned on hidden folders in TinkerTool, then I copied all the items from my desktop folder into Blah. After that, I deleted my old (now empty) desktop folder, and renamed Blah to Desktop, turned off hidden folder, logged out then logged back in.

    Well, I learned a good lesson today: Never mix panic, exhaustion, and computers.

    Sorry guys for getting all worked up. Hopefully this will serve as a lesson for other members.

    Goodnight.
     
  6. bokdol macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    #6
    lol. good times to be had by all. as long as your all good now.

    good night
     
  7. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    #7
    Fixed.
     

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