Desktop icons

Discussion in 'macOS Catalina (10.15)' started by sniffs, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. sniffs macrumors regular

    sniffs

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    Did anyone else's Desktop icons disappear? They are still in iCloud\Desktop, but not HD\Users\Username\Desktop

    is this expected?
     
  2. haralds macrumors 6502a

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    Custom drive icons appear to be no more.
    I also had trouble moving drives on the Desktop (i still show them.) I just started copying the files to the desktop.
     
  3. sniffs thread starter macrumors regular

    sniffs

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    It's not a custom drive, it's my "Macintosh HD", my main OS drive. Icons were there on 10.14.5, install 10.15, icons all gone and empty desktop.

    I guess I could just copy them back, but thats copying them out of my iCloud right? Is iCloud syncing working in 10.15?
     
  4. tethead macrumors 6502

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    Same for me - my desktop is empty, while everything is still available in iCloud/Desktop path...
     
  5. Mackie99, Jun 6, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019

    Mackie99 macrumors regular

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    Same. All my files are gone from my desktop. The only thing that shows are my hard drives. All of my documents are also gone.

    When I check iCloud, the files for desktop and documents are there.

    Under known issues - https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos_release_notes/macos_10_15_beta_release_notes

    If you’re using iCloud Drive to sync Desktop & Documents Folders, your Desktop might be empty after upgrading to macOS 10.15. (50789836)

    Workaround: Enable Desktop and Documents in System Preferences under iCloud > iCloud Drive > Options, then restart your Mac.

    The only problem is Desktop and Documents was already checked. I haven't tried unchecking, rebooting then rechecking, rebooting. I guess I'll try that tonight.

    EDIT...

    Turning off Desktop and Documents and turning it back on worked. Didn't even have to reboot.
     
  6. tethead macrumors 6502

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    Oh cool - that actually worked. Mine was checked already, like yours, so all I did was uncheck it, approve the change, and then open it back up and re-check it, and b00m - everything back on my desktop!
     

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