Desktop Pictures reverts after restart

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by BrotherJerome, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. BrotherJerome macrumors newbie

    BrotherJerome

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    #1
    In System Preferences/Desktop, I choose "Change Picture" and "Random Order". But every time I restart, it reverts to the default Sierra picture. Any ideas on how I can get my preferences to stick?
     
  2. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I'm curious, do you store your pictures on an external drive?

    That's what I do, and mine also resets to the default image after restarting.
     
  3. fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    #3
    try putting an alias of the folder that has your pictures in the Pictures folder in your home folder, then go to system preferences, and point to the alias there...
     
  4. BrotherJerome thread starter macrumors newbie

    BrotherJerome

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    #4

    Nope. Just the normal Library/Desktop Pictures folder.
     
  5. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

    DHagan4755

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    #5
    Create another user in System Preferences & see if the new user account has the same issue.
     
  6. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

    Sharky II

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    #6
    I have the same issue, but I'm running EL Capitan still.

    If you untick 'different displays have separate spaces', it seems to fix the issue (for me at least).

    But, I need separate spaces.

    I've also seen it suggested to delete Finder preferences, so you could give that a go, however it didn't work for me.
     
  7. BLUEDOG314 macrumors regular

    BLUEDOG314

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    #7
    try deleting ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/desktoppicture.db
     

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