Desktop icons disappearing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by VladM, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. VladM macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2008
    I mentioned this in another thread, and some other people agreed that it happens with them to. Basically, my hard drive icons (the only ones I keep on the desktop) occasionally disappear, and only reappear when I relaunch Finder.

    Running 10.6.1. Does this happen to anyone else?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Does changing your finder preferences help? (Located under the Finder menu.)

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  3. VladM thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2008
  4. swindmill macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2005
    This has been happening since I installed SL. Something is crashing, as I understand it.
  5. Khenpo macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
    TC icon gone

    I set up a 1TB Time Capsule as my wireless Time Machine backup disk for a new MacBook Pro. (It is also my wireless router.) Out of habit, I dragged the icon to the trash (as if it were my old external hard drive). Nothing I do makes it re-appear. Any advice? Changes made in the Finder menu have no effect. Nor does relaunching the Finder.

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