Desktop Problem

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  1. stephenc92 macrumors regular

    stephenc92

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    When I download a file to my Desktop, the file is not there. But when i search for it in Spotlight, I find it is there and when I click "reveal in finder" it then finally shows. I may have lots of hidden icons on my desktop that I can't see.
     
  2. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    What uh..."Mac" are you on? Is it a real Mac? ;)
     
  3. stephenc92 thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenc92

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    MacBook 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 10.4.10 (Tiger)
     
  4. devman macrumors 65816

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  5. stephenc92 thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenc92

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    I shut down my computer every night, and the same problem persists. I have Boot Camp with Vista by the way.
     
  6. devman macrumors 65816

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    Ok, try this. Open the terminal and type

    cd desktop
    rm -i .DS_store

    the rm will prompt you before it deletes the file. Make sure you're in the right directory (desktop) first.

    Then log out and log back in.
     
  7. stephenc92 thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenc92

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    Thanks devman, it worked :)
     
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