Desktop items showing only in finder; not on desktop

swindmill

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 17, 2005
944
4
KY
Items placed on my desktop are suddenly only showing in the finder and no longer showing up on my desktop. How do I fix this?
 

swindmill

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 17, 2005
944
4
KY
It was unchecked in Finder preferences, but after checking it, it would immediately uncheck itself. So, I then relaunched the finder and it seems fine now. I just realized that it was showing up as a folder in the finder instead of a desdtop icon. I'm not sure how that happened, but it's fine now. -thanks